Wind energy

Wind energy is the use through wind turbines of the energy contained in the wind for electricity production. Depending on the site where the wind turbines are placed it could be classified in terrestrial wind energy (or on-shore) when the location is on land or marine wind energy (or off-shore) when the energy transformation takes place on the sea.

In Spain the wind potential is high due to the latitude and the heterogeneity of the terrain. The regional-scale assessment of the potential of wind energy, both terrestrial and marine, requires the use of meteorological data of high temporal and spatial resolution, to do this we have generated mean wind speed maps for Spain with hourly data.