Research Projects

Renewable Energy Assessments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Wind Power for Industry in KSA


This research project is funded by SABIC. We assess wind power availability in the Kingdom. Bottom left figure shows wind power associated with breezes near the Red Sea coast. Top right figure shows relative time when sufficient wind power is available at 80 m above ground.  The west-central area looks promising.  The bottom right movie (click to animate) shows the wind power in the free troposphere .  The red-brown core shows the jet at altitude of 7-12 km that has extremely high wind power density.