Blog from January, 2018

Where the wind fills the coffers


The new "Wind Market Value Analysis" is the necessary tool for making informed decisions on planning, marketing, operation and securing of wind turbines and wind farms.

With its new product, Meteomatics combines high-resolution meteorological data with price information and analyses market values as well as additional and reduced revenues for Germany and other European countries. Therefore, you can choose from 24 plant manufacturers, their respective turbine types and the corresponding hub heights.

The "Wind Market Value Analysis" offers different ways of presenting the results according to different fields of application. The map format shows a quick regional overview of the distribution of wind energy revenues in different years. In addition, location-specific revenue calculations are available as monthly, quarterly and annual values.

You can view, compile and download their data via a website. For direct marketers as well as for investors, park or plant operators, manufacturers and insurers, the market value analysis delivers the relevant results for financial decisions - quickly and conveniently.



Various observational data sources are currently available for weather forecasts. Besides atmospheric remote sensing data from satellites and ground instruments, surface data is measured at ground stations. However, a crucial layer, the so-called Planetary Boundary Layer (<2km above ground), is only sporadically covered by radio soundings. For this reason, existing weather models fail to predict weather phenomena such as fog, high fog and thunderstorms properly which is why Meteomatics has made it its mission to close this data gap. For this purpose, a flying weather station, the Meteodrone, was developed by Meteomatics. Each Meteodrone is currently being controlled by one drone pilot, which is not suitable for an increasing number of flight locations. With the development of the MeteoBase, one pilot is able to simultaneously operate more than one aircraft for the first time in the history of aviation. For example, using the MeteoBase, an operator is able to control 10 drones at the same time. What exactly the MeteoBase is and how it revolutionizes the field of weather prediction, is described by SRF Einstein in an exciting contribution to the topic "Weather - calculate the unpredictable".