Researchers from CENER (the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) have developed an online platform in which wind resource data of the Iberian Peninsula can be consulted at a mesoscale and microscale levels.
In the event that the user is interested in a specific product, the web platform allows the user to download, in seconds, time series of wind, temperature, air density and pressure, for a period of 10 years (2009-2018), with hourly frequency and a resolution of 3 km x 3 km. Along with the time series data, the user will receive a descriptive report of the meteorology at the selected point and georeferenced microscale maps of multiple meteorological variables, for the area of interest.
The entire time series downloading process has been optimised by CENER’s researchers, to generate the results immediately and without the need for external visualisation tools.
The idea of creating this web platform came up as the best option to share the results obtained in the European project ERA-Net Plus New European Wind Atlas (NEWA), which generated the new European wind atlas, improving the accessibility for energy companies and institutions to which this data can provide an important source of information.