The Site Suitability Assessment is the fourth stage of our wind assessment reporting. An extension of our Wind Resource Assessment, it is a bankable report that evidences that a specific site is suitable for the proposed turbine technology.
The report provides long-term 20-year average wind speeds and energy estimates for a project, and includes information used for turbine sign-off to ensure site classification according to IEC 61400-1. This is not only a financial-grade report, accepted by banks and investors nationwide, but is also used for turbine selection, with turbine suppliers relying on it to ensure that the technology they provide is suitable for the site.
The wind speed and energy estimates within the report are calculated using our validated process, based on 20 years of atmospheric wind data and high-definition 3D site models that correct the data using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This report includes: