Does anyone know where I could obtain historical wind speed data from some of the windiest but diverse on-shore locations in Europe such as Iceland, Faroes, Shetland, Lewis, West Ireland, Cornwall and Angelsey. Perhaps every 3 hours going back for several years at least. It may also be useful to obtain average temperatures and sunshine hours for a few major UK population centres on a similar 3 hour basis although this is not essential.
It's really for academic interest only so I could carry out some 'back of the envelope calculations' on potential and variability in wind and the necessary back up for high penetration wind power.
I have contacted the Met office before for temperatures before but unless you are from an academic institutions they refuse to help or wan't to charge for this stuff. Perhaps they wouldn't be much help for the non UK stuff anyway
I'm starting to collate information from this site but it will take some time to form a decent sized database!
Thanks in Advance
This post has been edited by cepheus: 16 March 2012 - 19:51