Renewable energy

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  1. The Met Office provides a suite of solutions for the wind energy industry Fast and accurate site-screening and selection
  2. The Met Office provides a suite of solutions for the wind energy industry Our web-based weather monitoring and alert system.
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Renewable energy

Our renewable energy services include onshore and offshore wind energy initiatives.

As the world's reserves of coal, oil and gas begin to disappear, and with the drive to reduce emissions, energy markets worldwide are looking to renewable sources of power to fill the gaps.

The Met Office actively supports the development of wind energy opportunities internationally, from small single wind turbine sites up to larger big wind developments, both onshore and offshore.

We hosted a roundtable for industry leaders in the renewables sector to discuss the most pressing issues the industry faces and share solutions. Read more details about the outcomes in the Renewables roundtable summary roundtable summary (PDF, 352 kB) .

To provide the very best wind intelligence for this large range of project requirements the Met Office has invested in the development of a range of solutions designed to support all stages of development in the life cycle of the wind farm - from site search and selection, through development and construction to ongoing operations and wind farm weather forecasting.

Site search and selection

Make confident site search and selection decisions with our wind maps and historical wind data. Our solutions include the capability to accurately assess long-term wind projections over the lifetime of the wind turbine with our wind assessment tool Virtual Met Mast™.

Construction and operations

Optimise your site potential, reduce risks and harness wind energy with our complete range of weather and oceanographic services. Our web-based monitoring and alert system VisualEyes™ can help with efficient maintenance scheduling and safe operations. 

Weather forecasting for power prediction

Improve power forecasting with tailored, site-specific wind and weather forecasts from the Wind Production Forecasts. Using our Unified Model in combination with surface data and unique high-resolution downscaling, the Wind Production Forecast can help you accurately forecast future energy output. The Wind Production Forecast Plus utilises site observations to further improve the accuracy of results and also provides you with an hourly nowcast.

The Met Office is a member of RenewableUK, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and RegenSW

RenewableUK member logo 2013      EWEA member logo      Regen SW member logo

Contact us

  1. Complete the form to contact the renewables team for commercial enquiries only. If you are a student, we are able to provide up to six data files of hourly, daily or monthly data free of charge. Please visit http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/forms/education_weather_data_order.html to complete a different form.
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Last updated: 20 December 2013

VisualEyes™ Overview
Alastair Dawson, a Senior Account Manager within our Renewables team, gives an overview of our web-based solution VisualEyes which supports wind farm operations and maintenance.
 

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