Virtual Met Mast™ is a site-specific, hub-height wind prediction tool specifically designed for wind farm developers and consultants. Our enhanced version Virtual Met Mast Plus™ incorporates on-site measured observations to further improve the accuracy for confident site selection decisions.
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 in the UK and Europe, 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 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.
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™.
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.
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 and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
Find out about the science behind our solutions.
Fast and accurate site-screening and selection.
Our web-based weather monitoring and alert system.
Optimise your wind energy production.
Setting the standards across the wind industry.
A snapshot of seasonal wind speeds across Europe.
Weather and climate have a huge impact on the success of both offshore and onshore renewable energy projects.
Reliable and trusted data for low wind insurance contracts