Publication_Date: June, 2012
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This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.
Annual average wind resource potential for Minnesota at a 50 meter height.
Provide information on the wind resource development potential in Minnesota.
This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. We started from the data here: <http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?contentid=536887066&contenttype=EDITORIAL&agency=Commerce>, average the 30 and 80 m wind speed values and then converted it to power density assuming a Weibull K of 2.0 and using elevation to estimate air density.
Calendar_Date: June, 2012
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Theme_Keyword: wind potential, wind resource
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