Virtual Met Mast™ is a versatile tool for assisting with the analysis, evaluation and selection of onshore and offshore UK wind farm sites.
The Met Office Virtual Met Mast™ can add to your due diligence process for wind investment. Utilising the most innovative science it offers clear, cost-effective and reliable site analyses to help you make informed and confident decisions for your wind farm investments.
Virtual Met Mast™ can uniquely perform accurate primary site evaluations in the initial stages of development - without the need for on-site data - saving you time and money. It can also be used as part of a portfolio evaluation.
Your Virtual Met Mast™ report will contain detailed wind climatology for each site, including:
Testing has demonstrated that the Met Office Virtual Met Mast™ regularly provides mean wind speed estimates within five per cent (around 0.3 metres per second) of monitored data at existing wind farm sites.
The Virtual Met Mast™ time series can also be used to extend the observations obtained from a real met mast by using a 'Model, Measure, Correlate, Predict' approach, as an alternative to using a nearby conventional wind observing site, often with improved correlations.
Last updated: 19 September 2012