I found a wind map of the United States online today at http://hint.fm/wind/. The map is fascinating, and I wonder if it can help wind power developers know where to place wind farms.
Wow, that's a really cool looking map. I wonder how they decided on this graphic and what it took to set it up.
India also has invested a lot in wind energy but has still to find an economical and sustainable answer to it. Maybe good case studies worldwide will help in this regard.
To place a wind farm it is necessary to conduct a detailed study of the terrain and climate conditions at the time of building the necessary infrastructure to generate electrical energy. In this case the generator is called a wind turbine. There should be studies of the collation and position to obtain greater turbine efficiency. There must also be a maintenance plan and capital for its application and the development of innovations.
Wind energy production doesn't specifically need an open area. The wind corridors can serve as a good source of energy for this type.
In China they have installed poles alongside highways that support a wind turbine and fan plus a mini board for solar energy. This has proved a good approach for integrated use of natural sources of clean energy. It should be promoted throughout the world. The Chinese model of energy can solve many problems.
Wind maps are useful for planning a wind energy farm. Winds follow certain pathways, and in certain areas wind maps are also helpful for planting crops in the proper direction so will not resist the wind, which instead will pass along the rows.
Amazing wind map! Very nice to see!
Here in the Philippines, we have a wind power plant that serves the energy needs of most Ilocanos (Filipino living at Ilocos, the prime area of our famous former President Ferdinand E. Marcos). I do hope they also created a wind map such as the above. I'll make some clarifications later on!
God bless us all!
- Rolan from Quirino High School Family, Quezon City, Philippines
p.s. The Philippines is now suffering an energy crisis in the South, and hopefully wind power would be one of the government's considerations