Research project


The goal of this SFOE-funded project is to provide wind modellers and wind energy planners with recommendations for methods to efficiently obtain highly resolved spatio-temporal wind fields in mountainous terrain and with this to estimate energy yields.

To develop such recommendations, we will model wind fields in mountainous terrain at high spatio-temporal resolution and assess their accuracy with a measurement network that is as spatially dense as possible. Our focus is on spatio-temporal wind fields, since only including variations in both time and space can describe the entire wind potential in mountainous terrain where the wind flow gets modified by topography interactions and seasonal and diurnal thermal effects. We will evaluate and further develop existing computationally efficient methods based on downscaling approaches.

Project duration: 01.11.2023 – 31.10.2026