These wind maps were developed for the Department by WindLogics using atmospheric modeling. The maps show the wind speed resources at 30, 80, and 100 meters, as well as capacity factor and energy production estimates for a 1.65 MW wind turbine at 80 meters.
Wind Speed Verification Tool - 30 Meter (includes troubleshooting and tips on finding site coordinates)
Month by Month-80 Meter Wind Speed (about 2 MB)
The files below can be imported into geographic information software, such as ArcMap, for further analysis, review, and publication by external parties. Layers such as counties and roads and other information are not provided here but may be available through the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office at the Department of Administration. Each file is approximately 5.1 MB.
30 Meter Wind Speed (Downloadable .img file)
80 Meter Wind Speed (Downloadable .img file)
100 Meter Wind Speed (Downloadable .img file)