Most renewable energy systems are dependant on the weather to some extent. Wind turbines, solar pv panels and solar hot water panels are dependant on local weather conditions.
We have scoured the internet, searching for cost effective sources of live, modelled and archived weather data. We have gathered this data, and continue to do so. Once gathered, the information is processed to make is suitable for displaying on a map, and for inclusion in our database.
We make most of this information available for free to visitors to our site, and availalble to all of our site members (membership is also free). The information can be used to assess the suitability of sites for generating renewable energy.
We are also able to combine our data with live generation feeds from renewable energy systems, creating alerts to warn when renewable energy systems are not performing well or have faults.
For wind conditions, we gather data from almost 100 weather stations throughout the UK that make their data available as METAR reports. These stations are predominantly on air fields and report hourly.
View Our Metar Feed Map Here
For solar data, we get an hourly feed from the weather satellite MeteoSat 9. We log cloud cover on an hourly basis and combine it with calculated sun position to give a measure of available solar power any where in the UK.
You can use our weather database to assess site suitability on our site planner page.