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Wind resource mapping in the Maldives : mesoscale wind modeling report (Inglês)

The results described in this report are derived from interim output and are preliminary and unvalidated, and they have not been subjected to full peer review. DNV GL does not guarantee the accuracy of the maps, data, and visualizations presented in this report, and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any consequence of their use. Wind speed values shown in tables and maps should not be relied upon in an absolute sense. Rather they should be strictly interpreted as indicative (e.g., elevated windiness near mountaintops and escarpments). Users are strongly urged to exercise caution when using the information and data contained within this report. During Phase 2 of this project, measurements will be collected from a number of representative sites throughout the country over a 24 month period, and these will be used in Phase 3 to develop a final, validated, peer-reviewed suite of outputs from this project, which will be made available at the project’s completion. The World Bank (the “Client”) has retained Garrad Hassan America, Inc. (“DNV GL”) to provide a validated mesoscale wind atlas for the Maldives, including associated deliverables and wind energy development training courses. A new 2-km-resolution mesoscale wind atlas has been generated by DNV GL for the entire country of the Maldives, providing a comprehensive up-to-date estimate of the potential resource. It is based on a complete 10-year simulation of the local and regional wind flows, and will serve as the foundation to a broader program of sustainable development of renewable energy in the Maldives, while dramatically increasing the awareness of the available resources within the country to both policy makers and potential investors. unique characteristic of this new 2 km resolution interim wind atlas is the availability of hourly output over the entire 10-year simulation period, which represents the full range of wind and thermal stratification conditions over the Maldives. It will allow the monthly, seasonal, yearly, and interannual variation in the wind resource to be quantified. This unprecedented level of granularity leads to more accurate results because it enables the diurnal variation of processes in the planetary boundary layer (PBL), as well as the local forcing, to be well represented and sets the benchmark for renewable energy mapping over the coming years.


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    Purcell, Mark Gilbert,Trenton

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    Documento do Programa de Assistência à Gestão do Setor de Energia (ESMAP)

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    Wind resource mapping in the Maldives : mesoscale wind modeling report

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