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GIS Data

Map of 2011 Wind Performance for the United States from 3TIER.Map of 2011 Wind Performance for the United States from 3TIER.

Wind and GIS

GIS  has many applications in wind mapping, analysis and modeling. Geographic data and modeling of wind performance can help site wind turbines.  Study of wind patterns also is used for assessing wind damage potential. The GIS staff at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides both national wind resource assessment of the United States […]