IWE reduces the risk of wind projects in the prospecting phase by deploying a comprehensive methodology to assess sites.
Uncertainty in wind measurement is one of the largest sources of uncertainty in a bankable resource assessment. IWE will recommend and perform optimal met-tower placements, high quality instruments on met-towers, flawless installations and setup, and rigorous data cleanup and analysis.
Large uncertainties are introduced due to:
- Extrapolation from sensor heights to hub-height
- Translation of wind speed from measured location to the individual wind turbine location
- Prediction model used to produce a long term wind estimate from short term measurements
IWE creates detailed and accurate models to minimize these uncertainties. The associated IWE documentation is a critical part of the bankable wind resource assessment.
IWE is meticulous about the creating a detailed and accurate financial model. It includes detailed costs, revenue, and uncertainties with energy production.