by D. Foussekis (CRES)
Over 180 wind resource assessment specialists met in Edinburgh on 16 & 17 March for WindEurope’s 4th Technology Workshop on this popular topic. Wind Resource 2017 focused on how to improve the accuracy of estimating wind potential, through innovative numerical models, validation tools and data processing advances.
In this event, under the scope of BigDataEurope project, CRES presented the BDE developments related to SC3. The presentation regarded the BDI platform and the pilot case. Furthermore, the climate pilot was also included in order to present to the community the BDI application for downscaling purposes, that are in the core of interest for resource assessment.
The first pilot case presented, addressed the research on system monitoring of a Wind Turbine. The case regards the data acquisition and analysis of voluminous data streams delivered from a network of FPGA-based data acquisition modules covering the condition and operational monitoring of the structure and the drive train. The data streams exceed 15GB per hour and the collected data base is subject to periodical analysis for procedure development. Apache SPARK and HDFS along with specific analysis modules were used for the data management and processing.
Furthermore, the climate pilot developed by NCSR-Dimokritos regarding the climatic dynamic downscaling, for weather forecasting, was presented. The extension of the climate pilot by implementing open source CFD tools for site assessment and forecasting purposes was discussed in the workshop with field specialists.
The workshop outcome supports the efforts for developing the new pilot case for energy, that will address the resource assessment topic.