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Average Wind Database South Africa


Luis
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Here we go sir: http://stel-apps.csir.co.za/wasa-img/WIND_ATLAS_GUIDE.pdf

If you get a bit stuck with the Google Earth Overlay give me a shout. I struggled a bit to get it working. It is amazing though. You can zoom in any where. 

It is however only for WC I believe.

Gents if I may promote my business after 5 years of keeping the forum up. hahah. I am a Pilot and I love any thing Propellers. I love wind Turbines. I am at www.pegasus-systems.co.za and some videos at : https://www.facebook.com/pegasussystems/

Wind Turbines are my passion. I see them as battery savers in the night (too Avoid deep discharges) and also very useful at the coast and valley mountain areas. I never recommend them if the ROI is to high when taking into account the saving on Battery and so.

I am terribly sorry for promoting my own business. Its against my ethos. But I love them very much. My margins are slim :>> . Dont go Zohaan! Go Pegasus! These machines are built for 20 years , with normal maintenance. Thanks guys for letting me post this.

Sincerely

Jason

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On 2018/04/10 at 5:48 PM, Luis said:

Is there a free resource with approximate wind data for South Africa?

on this page you might get the weather info you are looking for AT A PRICE https://www.woeurope.eu/ , for local afbs free wind roses see https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/dyn_windrose.phtml?station=FALW&network=ZA__ASOS&bin0=2&bin1=5&bin2=7&bin3=10&bin4=15&bin5=20&units=mps&nsector=36&fmt=pdf&dpi=300&year1=2012&month1=1&day1=1&hour1=12&minute1=0&year2=2018&month2=1&day2=1&hour2=12&minute2=0 , for an interesting real time interpretation of wind patterns in the wc see here https://www.weatherhq.co.za/gouda-2
prior to moving to the west coast i did some research as to where the best spot would be to build a home. unbeknowing to the fact that we HAD to settle in vredenburg i found a wind rose indicating the annual wind pattern for this area from the airforce base at langebaanweg. by placing its center on various positions on a map you could see if you would get fresh air from the ocean like in jacobs bay or dirty air from the industrial complex in saldanha. i ended up getting the dirty air :(
attached is the wind rose i initially used for placement on vredenburg.

image two shows the present, more up to date wind rose for this area

windrose vredenburg over.jpg

wind rose saldanha port control.JPG

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