Wind resource measurements in Greenland

Updated 2012-07-23

Wind resources measurements near several settlements to determine whether wind energy can be used as a local energy source and replace fossil fuel. The project concentrates on settlements in Sisimiut and Uummannaq and includes 6 settlements. A standard measurement setup consisting of a 10 m NRG-Systems meteorological mast equipped with a cup anemometer, a wind vane and a thermometer has been installed at each location. A 6 kW demonstration wind turbine has recently been erected in Sarfannguaq to document the potential of merging wind energy with a diesel powered electricity system. Network type: Wind resources

Time frame

Project time span
2003 -
Data collection
2003 -
Data processing
2003 -
Data reporting
2003 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Senior Scientist Kurt S. Hansen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU, (
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Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Greenland, West

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Participation from ARTEK, DTU.MEK and Nukissiorfiit. Networks:

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