9 November - Met Office experts will demonstrate how its world leading science can make a valuable contribution to the renewable energy industry at the Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit 2011 in London 9 - 10 November.
Stephen Norman, Met Office Wind Energy Consultant, will chair a panel session which focuses on Project Development and Risk - Sourcing, developing and acquiring clean power projects.
Stephen will present the science behind Virtual Met MastTM which offers cost-effective and reliable site-specific analysis to help investors make the right decisions. Based on world leading research and development from the Met Office it:
Stephen said: "Investors can now make confident decisions around wind farm projects with scientific enhancements to our Virtual Met MastTM service. We're keen to demonstrate to investors at this summit that with key wind climatology statistics and our unique high resolution downscaling techniques, Virtual Met MastTM enables accurate predictions of long-term wind resources. These predictions are specific to any European site, thereby reducing investment risks and maximising return on investment."
Virtual Met Mast allows businesses and investors to access specially produced wind assessments for both onshore and offshore sites including mean wind speed, wind direction, exceedance values, air density, wind shear and turbulence intensity in advance of a costly met mast installation.
The Met Office is uniquely placed to offer a range of innovative products aimed directly at the renewable energy sector throughout each stage of the wind energy lifecycle, including:
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