DNV releases wind energy atlases for Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives
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Norwegian testing and advisory firm DNV GL today announced its extensive wind flow modelling in Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives indicate great wind energy production potential in the three countries.
DNV GL has created preliminary wind atlases for Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives, as part of phase 1 of an Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) project funded by the World Bank.
As a next step, the project will involve the installation of met masts at various locations in each country to allow experts to collect real data for a period of two years. DNV GL will also train local companies to be able to build and maintain these masts in the future.
The final stage involves creating a redefined and validated meso-micro wind atlas for each country, combining both the DNV GL models and the real-life measurements.
All key outputs and datasets will be made publicly available through the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy that is being developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).