Content of the Wind Atlas
The Wind Atlas for Ireland displays wind speed maps for the entire country, and for each county, plus information about the location of the electricity network at both national and county levels.
The Wind Atlas displays wind speeds at 50, 75 and 100 metres above ground level, tiled over Ordinance Survey Ireland (OSI) maps.
Wind speeds can be accurately measured at any location in the country, but the three heights represent the hubheights of current and future wind turbine technology .
Offshore, wind speeds have been mapped to a distance of 25 kilometres from the Irish coast. The wind resource displayed here has been constrained to exclude areas where wind energy projects will not be permitted such as areas where seabed cables and gas pipelines are located, indicative navigation channels, Department of Marine traffic separation / exclusion zones, Department of Defence Danger Areas and near-shore anchorages.
Wind speeds, both onshore and offshore will display in the left hand information cells when you click the information icon 'i'. Click the area on the map where you wish to measure the wind speed.
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