At DHI GRAS, we are working closely together with partners from DTU Wind Energy, DTU Space, National Space Institute, Vestas, EMD International A/S and Vattenfall Business Services Nordic AB to fulfill the needs of the wind energy industry for land-based wind farm planning with new Earth Observation based products and services. The InnoWind project is funded by the Innovation Fund and will run until 2020.
Satellite-derived products developed by DHI GRAS and InnoWind partners give Danish companies a competitive edge in a rapidly growing market of wind resource assessment by equipping them with more accurate tools than competitors. The InnoWind project will provide automated forest height estimates and land cover maps from satellite imagery, which can significantly improve wind flow models. The improved services provided by Danish companies will lower the cost of wind energy development by significantly increasing the precision of assessments of wind resources which reduces uncertainty in the planning phase. This will benefit the energy system planning and have a positive effect on the financing of wind farms.
To learn more about the InnoWind initiative, click here.