The World of Wind Atlases – Wind Atlases of the World

Other wind investigations and data bases

A list of some national and regional data bases and wind investigations – which are not based on the wind atlas methodology – is given below. The 25+ countries on this page are:

• Armenia
• Australia
• Bolivia
• Brazil
• Cambodia
• Canada
• Chile
• China

• Dominican Republic
• Germany
• Hong Kong
• Indonesia
• Ireland
• Italy
• Laos
• Maldives

• Mexico
•
Mongolia
• North America
• Northern Ireland
• Norway
• Philippines
• Poland
• Saudi Arabia

• Sri Lanka
• Thailand
•
United Kingdom
•
USA
• Vietnam

• World

Armenia

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M., Scott, G., Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., George, R. (2003). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia. NREL/TP-500-33544.

Australia

Craine, S., Massie, R., vander Schoor, K., Cohen, W., Bateman, B., Peterson, J., and Langford, S. (2004). Wind Resource Atlas for Southern AustraliaWind Engineering, 28, 4, pp. 355-366.

Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria (2003). Victorian Wind Atlas. Sustainable Energy Authority Victoria, Melbourne, ISBN 1 920825 01 0.

Sustainable Energy Development Authority (now Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, DEUS). The NSW Wind Atlas.

Bolivia

3TIER (2009). Bolivia Wind Atlas. A project for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). 3TIER Environmental Forecast Group, Inc., Seattle.

Brazil

O.A. Camargo do Amarante, M. Brower, J. Zack and A. Leite de Sα (2001). Atlas do Potencial Eσlico Brasiliero.

Cambodia

World Bank Asia Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) (2001). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast Asia.

Canada

Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service of Canada (2004). Canadian Wind Energy Atlas.

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (2005). Ontario Wind Resource Atlas.

PEI Energy Corporation, Government of Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island Wind Atlas.

Chile

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2004). Region IX: Pacific Coast, Region X: Pacific Coast, Region X: Selected Islands – Isla de Chiloe Area, Region X: Lago Ranco Area (maps only).

China

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M., Scott, G., Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., George, R. (2002). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast China. NREL/TP-500-32781.

Dominican Republic

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M., George, R., Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., Scott, G., Kline, J. (2001). Wind Energy Atlas of the Dominican Republic. NREL/TP-500-27602.

Germany

Bayerisches Staatsministerium fόr Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Technologie (1997). Bayerischer Solar- und Windatlas. Mόnchen, Germany. 60 pp. + 3 colour maps (1:500,000).

Hong Kong

Institute for the Environment (IENV) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Wind Energy Resources over Hong Kong.

Indonesia

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1997). Sumba, Indonesia – Favorable Wind Resource Areas (map only).

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (1997). West Timor, Indonesia – Favorable Wind Resource Areas (map only).

Ireland

Sustainable Energy Ireland and ESBI Consultants (2003). Republic of Ireland – Wind Atlas 2003. Report No. 4Y103A-1-R1, 20 pp.

Italy

CESI and Universitΰ degli studi di Genova – Dipartimento di fisica (2002). Atlante Eolico dell'Italia. Rapporto CESI / ENERIN / ENERIN /2002/ 012 – Prot A2/ 039249. 57 pp. See also here for an interactive atlas.

Laos

World Bank Asia Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) (2001). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast Asia.

Maldives

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M., Scott, G., Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., George, R. (2003). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. NREL/TP-500-34518.

Mexico

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R. (2003). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Oaxaca. NREL/TP-500-34519. Also Baja California Norte, Western Chihuahua, Northwestern Mexico, Eastern Sonora and Western Sonora Border Regions.

Mongolia

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M., Scott, G., Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., George, R. (2001). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Mongolia. NREL/TP-500-28972.

North America

Sander+Partner GmbH. North American Wind Atlas.

Northern Ireland

Action Renewables. Wind maps for Northern Ireland.

Norway

Vector AS and Norwegian Meteorological Institute (2003). Norwegian Wind Atlas.

Philippines

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M, George, R. Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., Scott, G., McCarthy, E. (2001). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the Philippines. NREL/TP-500-26129.

Poland

Sander+Partner GmbH. Wind Atlas Poland.

EMD International A/S (2001). Wind Atlas for Mid-north Poland.

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), 1995. Saudi Arabian Wind Atlas. (Spec's and availability unknown).

Sri Lanka

Elliott, D., Schwartz, M., Scott, G., Haymes, S., Heimiller, D., George, R. (2003). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. NREL/TP-500-34518.

Thailand

World Bank Asia Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) (2001). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast Asia.

United Kingdom

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Energy Research Unit. UK Wind Resource.

United States of America

D.L. Elliott, C.G. Holladay, W.R. Barchet, H.P. Foote and W.F. Sandusky (1986). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States. Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Vietnam

World Bank Asia Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE) (2001). Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast Asia.

World

Hansen, K.S. and G.C. Larsen. Database of Wind Characteristics. Technical University of Denmark and Risψ DTU. Here you can also find a page with wind maps.

Sander+Partner GmbH. World Wind Atlas. Sander+Partner GmbH, Liebefeld, Switzerland.

The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) project provides information about solar and wind energy resources in thirteen partner countries around the world. Products include data on wind and solar energy potential, plus detailed country energy analyses. SWERA is a UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) project with co-financing from GEF. The SWERA Interactive Mapping System (IMS) is an on-line Geographic Information System tool for viewing several renewable resource datasets sets available through SWERA.

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Last updated 09-12-2011