The Global Wind Atlas is a free, web-based application developed to help policymakers and investors identify potential high-wind areas for wind power generation virtually anywhere in the world, and perform preliminary calculations. This new tool facilitates online queries and provides freely downloadable datasets based on the latest input data and modeling methodologies. Users can additionally download high-resolution maps showing global, regional, and country wind resource potential in the Downloads section. Information on the datasets and methodology used to create the Global Wind Atlas can be found in the Methodology and Datasets sections.
This new version of the Global Wind Atlas (GWA 2.0) is the product of a partnership between the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) and the World Bank Group. It builds on an ongoing commitment from DTU Wind Energy to disseminate data and science on wind resources to the international community and is part of the global ESMAP initiative on Renewable Energy Resource Mappingthat includes biomass, small hydropower, solar and wind.