30 Apr '12, 9am

San Francisco about to launch a new urban wind map. A fair tool for the "think sustainable first"

A new “Urban Wind Map” renewable energy tool was announced at the April 18th Mayor’s Earth Day Breakfast in San Francisco, Calif. The web-based tool enables residents and businesses to get a first look at the wind energy potential existing in their yards or rooftops. The Urban Wind Map was developed for the San Francisco Department of Environment by CH2M HILL , a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm. In its 2009 recommendations report, the San Francisco Urban Wind Taskforce noted the need for better data on the San Francisco wind resource. Prior to development of this tool, available wind resource maps were geared toward taller, utility-scale turbines and did not provide data at a high enough resolution to capture San Francisco’s unique topography. Through its website, the Urban Wind Map allows users to see what the wind resource is acro...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94374-san-francisco-unveil...

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