Creates an optimized and more accurate forecast for a specific wind farm
What our customers say
Better, more accurate wind forecasts
PredictWind provides the maritime sporting and leisure community with high-quality ocean forecasts.
They conducted a study to assess the accuracy levels of different weather forecast models. PredictWind’s comparison ranked Spire as #1 for wind speed and wind direction prediction accuracy.
How can you improve your renewable energy operations with weather data?
Manage downtime efficiently
Accurate weather data can facilitate wind and solar farms to plan downtime safely and efficiently. Ensuring that maintenance is being practiced under favorable weather conditions will allow cost-optimized operations as well. Avoiding such processes during high gusts of wind will not only protect your human capital but your energy asset as well.
Estimate energy production accurately
Combining meteorological insights with AI-powered algorithms and machine learning produces reliable weather forecasts that help to equate the supply and demand of energy. As we transition to more weather-dependent sources of energy, it’s critical to have access to comprehensive datasets to estimate energy production to cater to all the needs of the global market.
Minimize losses due to weather
By anticipating extreme weather events such as storms, high winds, wildfires etc, you can protect your energy producing assets from harm. For example, freak storms can damage solar panels significantly and disrupt your day-to-day operations. Wind turbines, on the other hand, are susceptible to changes in wind conditions. Changes in the direction or speed of the wind can reduce the output generated by your wind turbines, threaten its structural integrity and also impair its components.
Evade costly penalties
If wind farms fail to produce the forecasted level of energy, they not only lose out on profit but instead have to pay penalties for the lack of supply. On the contrary, if there is an excess of energy production, wind farm managers don’t receive a profit as there is a cap on the output predicted. Thus, accurate wind and weather data is critical to the bottom line of renewable wind energy farms.
Weather forecast use cases
As renewable energy grows, so does demand for weather data and analytics
A look at how wind and solar energy use weather forecasts for a broad range of applications, from site planning, to daily operations, to maintenance.
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What our customers say
We’re a specialist company that does remote sensing, so we know the value that satellite technology brings to the table. This is why we’re so happy Spire provides such data points using satellite technology as it covers the entire world without any gaps. Before, the level of accuracy was only 75% but now with Spire’s integration, it’s gone up to 95%.”
Co-founder – Mantle Labs
“The Spire Weather Forecast excels for open ocean weather forecast accuracy. The level of development and speed of innovation that Spire is putting into its models continues to impress us.”
Marketing & Business development manager – Predictwind
“Weather routing has the potential to drive greater efficiency and emissions reduction as open-ocean conditions greatly impact performance. Partnering with Spire Weather puts genuinely market leading data into the hands of more users allowing them to enhance vessel performance.”
CEO – Zeronorthx