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A group of people and water buffaloes transport a large meteorological instrument in a rice paddy.

The Bangladesh Wind Resource Assessment project, made possible with support from USAID's Bangladesh mission, the Bangladesh Power Division, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, focused on utilizing observed data from meteorological stations to adjust and inform a model that created a database for Bangladeshi investors, policy-makers, and transmission planners to quantify and locate where the best wind resource and development sites were.

In this photo, a meteorological instrument, called SODAR (Sonic Detection And Ranging), is transported to the site, a rice paddy in Rangpur, Bangladesh, where it will take meteorological measurements for one year. Read more about the project in this report: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy18osti/71077.pdf. Photo taken by Harness Energy, 2015.

SODAR transported to site to take meteorological measurements for wind resource assessment

Copyright © 2019 Mark Jacobson

Country Bangladesh
Topics Energy

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