A feasibility and location study charts out the technical and procedural opportunities and restrictions. Depending on the request this can be a quick scan or a more elaborate assessment.
Wind Minds has developed a detailed wind energy feasibility and location scan which includes:
- Acoustic, shadow aspects and environmental safety;
- Ecology (flora and fauna), landscape and cultural heritage;
- Wind turbine type, energy yield and financial aspects (subsidies);
- Spatial and legal aspects (GIS analysis).
A GIS (Geographic Information System) analysis is an important instrument for the scan. By connecting information and maps out of (inter)national databases a quick overview of the location possibilities is formed. Additionally GIS is used to make contour calculations and determine effect distances.