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End-to-end process Nobody can offer you greater knowledge of the wind power industry than Vestas. SiteHunt® involves an exhaustive analysis that considers a wide range of factors that might have an effect on the suitability of a site and the performance of your wind power plant. Unique global database The SiteHunt® database holds a global record of hourly wind conditions in a global resolution grid ranging from 10m x 10m to 27km x 27km, starting from January 2000 and updated every day. Plant Siting and Forecasting You benefit from the industry’s largest community of siting engineers, located across 16 offices on 5 continents. Our Plant Siting and Forecasting team in Vestas’ Technology R&D centre includes highly trained specialists such as mathematicians, statisticians, meteorologists, computational fluid dynamics specialists and other experts dedicated to analysing and optimising wind power plant sites. Meteorological analysis SiteHunt® collates and analyses up-to-the-minute data gathered from state of the art atmospheric models combined with observations from more than 35,000 meteorological stations across the globe. Our database contains global long term data from as far back as January 2000. All data is tuned for wind power plant analyses, increasing your business case certainty. In addition, the SiteHunt process can assimilate operating data input from more than 18.000 wind turbines installed around the world. Computational Fluid Dynamics Information from our massive database of wind and weather data is used as input for sophisticated mathematical analyses. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations are performed to produce advanced wind flow models of the site and assess its long-term suitability. SiteHunt® deliverables SiteHunt® users receive a Wind Resource Map of a country/region of interest including long term climatic analysis of selected sites or areas, including icing and lightning risk. Also, seasonal and diurnal variability is included and map overlays of electrical grid, infrastructure and protected areas can be integrated as well. As an extended option, Vestas can furthermore conduct a microscale study of a selected site including indicative layouts, cost of energy considerations and recommendations for measurement campaign.