Monday, 23 September 2013

Assessing Wind Energy Resources using Grass and QGIS

All Authorities need to assess the potential for low, medium and high wind resources within their respective areas. In Wales the WG (Welsh Government) have produced a publication entitled 'Planning for Renewable and Low Carbon Energy - A Toolkit for Planners' in 2010.

I've attached a 'How to' guide which attempts to work through the toolkit using Grass and QGIS 1.8 to interpret the guide as we understand it. This includes a detailed description of how to import ascii files into Grass GIS to display as a raster layer.

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