New European Wind Atlas (NEWA)

Project objective

Development of a new European Wind Atlas and the improvement of advanced wind resource models.

Expected outcome

Creation of a database containing up-to-date wind data for the whole of Europe, the New European Wind Atlas (hereinafter “NEWA Database”). A full model chain from Meso scale to micro scale with the purpose of calculating both wind ressources and siting paramters for wind farms with the aim of reducing the uncertainty in the estimates.

Contributing organizations

  • 3E
  • ATM-PRO
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • National Renewable Energy Centre
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas
  • Cenaero
  • DNV GL
  • Technical University of Denmark Wind Energy
  • Engineering Research Institute Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre of Ventspils University College
  • ForWind – University of Oldenburg
  • Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences
  • Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera
  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • IWES Fraunhofer
  • İzmir Institute of Technology
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre
  • Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
  • Middle East Technical University Center for Wind Energy
  • Nazka Mapps
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Bergen
  • UL
  • University of Porto
  • Uppsala University
  • Vestas Wind
  • WeatherTech