Why is it important?

The improved services provided by Danish companies will decrease the cost of wind energy development by significantly increasing the precision of wind resources assessments and lowering uncertainty in the planning phase.

Project highlights:

Develop novel algorithms to derive aerodynamic surface properties from Copernicus data and test against ground truth at wind energy sites

Integrate satellite-based map layers seamlessly in flow models operated by industrial end-users

Document the scientific and financial impact of new satellite-based map layers for wind resource assessment

In more detail..

The InnoWind project has been funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark and is being conducted by DHI GRAS together with DTU Wind Energy and DTU Space, as well as wind industry leaders Vestas, EMD International and Vattenfall. The project is expected to run from 2017 to 2020.

InnoWind gives Danish companies a competitive edge in a rapidly growing market of wind resource assessment by equipping them with more accurate tools than competitors.

The improved services provided by Danish companies will decrease the cost of wind energy development by significantly increasing the precision of wind resources assessments and lowering uncertainty in the planning phase.

This will benefit energy systems planning and have a positive effect on financing of wind farms. Additionally, public entities establishing wind atlases will benefit from high quality model inputs; this is particularly relevant for emerging wind energy markets where such atlases are currently absent.

InnoWind will provide added value to end-users by delivering:

  • New methods for direct satellite-based parameterization of the surface drag force
  • Novel satellite-based map layers prepared for integration with flow models at the meso- and microscale – e.g. forest height and land cover
  • Adaptation of flow models to utilize new satellite-based input maps
  • Documentation of the scientific and financial impact of the project developments
  • Commercial exploitation of satellite-based products and services

Innovation Fund Denmark:

The overall aim of Innovation Fund Denmark is to support the development of knowledge and technology, including advanced technology, in order to strengthen research and innovative solutions that may benefit growth and employment in Denmark.

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