New Tool Estimates Renewable Energy Output Anywhere in the World

Researchers have developed a new tool to calculate renewable energy output anywhere in the world. “ uses 30 years of observed and modelled weather data from organisations such as NASA to predict the wind speed likely to influence turbines and the sunlight likely to strike solar panels at any point on the Earth during the year. These figures are combined with manufacturer’s specifications for wind turbines and solar panels to give an estimate of the power output that could be generated by a farm placed at any location.”