Once you have found a location you are interested in, use the RenSMART Site Planner to get further information about the site's suitability for a renewable energy generation system by clicking here.
The BERR Wind Speed Database is the result of an air flow model that estimates the effect of topography on wind speed.
There is no allowance for the effect of local thermally driven winds such as sea breezes or mountain/valley breezes.
The model was applied with 1km square resolution and takes no account of topography on a small scale or local surface roughness (such as tall crops, stone walls or trees), both of which may have a considerable effect on the wind speed.
The data can only be used as a guide and should be followed by on-site measurements for a proper assessment.
Renewable Energy Maps for Google Earth
You can now view the NOABL wind map and PVGIS solar map for the UK in the free Google Application Google Earth.
NEW We have now added an overlay linking to our analysis of UK METAR wind data over the period 2000-2010
We charge a fee of £50 per year to use this service. You can have a one week free trial if you are a RenSMART member.
To start you free trial:
Register as a RenSMART member (you can do that here)
When your trial has ended you will be contacted by email to pay for the service either by BACS, PayPal or Google Checkout
We offer the RenSMART NOABL Wind Map service for use on other web sites. Implementing the service has been made as simple as possible and just requires some html editing skills. Installation support is included with each of our data services.