Windnavigator

Having high quality data you trust can help make your next wind project a success.

Everyday wind developers use data to inform their decision making, and the quality of that data can have a significant impact on project outcomes. UL’s convenient online platform Windnavigator, is designed to help wind prospectors and developers identify potential sites and perform early-stage project development activities by delivering high quality maps and datasets through a web-based interface. 

Built on UL’s proprietary 200-meter resolution mesoscale mapping system, Windnavigator provides a quick and easy way for wind developers to analyze and prospect greenfield sites and assess competing projects.

If you are looking to assess wind resource and energy potential, or conduct a measure-correlate-predict analysis, Windnavigator provides you with the ability to purchase typical year virtual met masts, or Global Reanalysis Data, including MERRA2 and ERA5 data.

If you are planning to site met towers, design preliminary turbine layouts, or obtain preliminary estimates of wind energy, you can access 50-meter Wind Resource Grids files that are compatible with all leading wind farm design and optimization packages, including UL’s own, Openwind.

The tools available through Windnavigator will give you the confidence you need to make your next wind project a success.