Resource Assessment

Resource Assessment

Prior to planning a renewable energy project it is essential to determine where the abundant resources exist. AWS Truepower provides clients with maps, data and tools for prospecting and couples this with resource measurement programs and reporting so you can have a better understanding of site characteristics and validate the quality of the site.

As the size and complexity of projects increase, the right mix of technology to measure the resource becomes critical. Our full-service resource assessment program can support your team in the following areas:

  • Resource maps and data
  • Measurement campaigns
  • Remote sensing
  • Data management and quality control
  • Resource analysis and reports

Learn about what we do for:

Wind

Prior to planning a wind energy project it is essential to determine where the abundant resources exist, understand their characteristics, and validate their quality. As the size and complexity of projects increase, the right mix of technology to measure the resource becomes critical. Our full-service resource assessment program can support your team in the following areas:

Resource maps and data

AWS Truepower offers wind resource maps and data for all stages of project development. Our regional maps provide unmatched accuracy and detail in support of site prospecting and early-stage feasibility studies. Our micrositing maps use mesoscale and microscale models to achieve better accuracy than RANS CFD models. Other products include virtual met masts (VMMs) and wind resource grids (WRGs). All of our maps and data are available through the Windnavigator and by custom order. Learn more.

Measurement campaigns

The foundation of sound wind resource assessment is accurate measurements. Our engineers can design your wind monitoring campaign to fit your budget and priorities, and will arrange, oversee, and verify equipment installation to exacting standards. Our smart approach assures the greatest confidence for the smallest practical investment. Learn more.

Remote sensing

Remote sensing systems can be a valuable complement to conventional measurements from tall towers, such as where hub-height tall towers are infeasible or too expensive. Our staff engineers are fully conversant in all types of remote sensing systems, including ground-based sodar, profiling lidar, and side-scanning lidar. Learn more.

Data management and quality control

AWS Truepower offers a comprehensive one-stop solution to managing your wind data safely and securely. We will collect the data, apply rigorous QC tests to detect problems such as malfunctioning equipment, and make data summaries and downloads available online through our Wind Data Management Dashboard.

Resource analysis and reports

Our staff meteorologists are among the most experienced in the world when it comes to analyzing wind resource measurements. We will validate your data (including remote sensing), eliminate tower shadow and other problems, adjust for short-term climate and shear, and provide a summary or comprehensive report to support development decisions. Learn more.

Solar

Prior to planning a solar energy project it is essential to determine where the abundant resources exist. AWS Truepower provides maps, data and tools for prospecting and couples this with resource measurement programs and reporting so you can have a better understanding of site characteristics and validate the quality of the site.

98031909_smAs the size and complexity of projects increase, the right mix of technology to measure the resource becomes critical. Our full-service resource assessment program can support your team in the following areas:

Resource maps and data

AWS Truepower offers solar resource maps and data for all stages of project development. We use a combination of satellite data, mesoscale modeling, and surface measurements to produce accurate and detailed maps for site screening and feasibility studies. Time series data are available for modeling plant output and performing short-term climate corrections. Learn more.

Measurement campaigns

The solar industry is coming around to our long-standing view that on-site measurements are needed to provide the necessary accuracy for energy production estimates. Our engineers can design your solar monitoring campaign to fit your budget and priorities, and will arrange, oversee, and verify equipment installation to exacting standards. Our smart approach assures the greatest confidence for the smallest practical investment. Learn more.

Data management and quality control

AWS Truepower offers a comprehensive one-stop solution to managing your solar data safely and securely. We will collect the data, apply rigorous QC tests to detect problems such as malfunctioning equipment, and provide regular data summaries.

Resource analysis and reports

Our staff meteorologists are highly experienced in analyzing solar resource measurements. We will validate your data, correct for site conditions, adjust for short-term climate, and provide a comprehensive report to support development decisions.

Offshore Wind

Prior to planning an offshore wind energy project it is essential to determine where the abundant resources exist, understand their characteristics, and validate their quality. As the size and complexity of projects increase, the right mix of technology to measure the resource becomes critical. Our full-service resource assessment program can support your team in the following areas:

Resource maps and data

Cape-Wind-met-tower_smAWS Truepower offers offshore wind resource maps and data for all stages of project development. Our regional maps provide unmatched accuracy and detail in support of site prospecting and early-stage feasibility studies. Our micrositing maps use mesoscale and microscale models to achieve better accuracy than RANS CFD models [reference]. Other products include virtual met masts (VMMs) and wind resource grids (WRGs). All of our maps and data are available through the Wind Site Assessment Dashboard and by custom order. Learn more.

Measurement campaigns

The foundation of sound wind resource assessment is accurate measurements. Our engineers can design your wind monitoring campaign to fit your budget and priorities, and will arrange, oversee, and verify equipment installation to exacting standards. Our smart approach assures the greatest confidence for the smallest practical investment. Learn more.

Remote sensing

Remote sensing systems can be a valuable complement to conventional measurements from tall towers, such as where hub-height tall towers are infeasible or too expensive. Our staff engineers are fully conversant in all types of remote sensing systems, including floating and platform-based sodar, profiling lidar, and side-scanning lidar. Learn more.

Data management and quality control

AWS Truepower offers a comprehensive one-stop solution to managing your wind data safely and securely. We will collect the data, apply rigorous QC tests to detect problems such as malfunctioning equipment, and make data summaries and downloads available online through our Wind Data Management Dashboard

Resource analysis and reports

Our staff meteorologists are among the most experienced in the world when it comes to analyzing wind resource measurements. We will validate your data (including remote sensing), adjust for short-term climate and shear, and provide a summary or comprehensive report to support development decisions. Learn more.