Minnesota High Resolution Wind Resource

Annual average wind resource potential for Minnesota at a 50 meter height.

This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. Note: This data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects.

Original data

Data from Minnesota state portal. The 30m and 80m wind speed values were averaged, then converted to power density assuming a Weibull K of 2.0 and using elevation to estimate air density.

This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

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Source http://www.nrel.gov/gis/data_wind.html
Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Maintainer Nicholas Langle
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Sectors Wind
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