Wind Toolkit

Stephen Lightfoote, blogdown.rmd=TRUE

5 minute read

The goal here is to illustrate how aspects of typical wind resource assessment and energy capture from meteorological data can be accomplished using open source tools, in this case using R. Using publicly available data, I’ll walk through some of the typical steps taken in site screening, importing, visualizing and analyzing meteorological data with the goal of modeling the annual energy capture of a wind turbine at a given location. For kicks, as a wink to the NIMBY’s out there, let’s use my…