In connection with KACARE’s “Wind Energy Resources Measurement Project, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has identified forty (40) sites throughout the Kingdom. The Sites have been identified with the utmost care and scrutiny, based on a multitude of inputs. These sites will serve as future wind farms.
Realizing the importance of the utilization of the wind, KACARE has launched its Wind Energy Resources Measurement Project which is reckoned to be one of its major and important projects. The wind is looked upon as a sustainable and reliable alternative resource for the power generation and desalinated water production which shall reduce dependence on hydrocarbon resources. The City has embarked on the erection of three (3) towers on different sites and the installation process is moving ahead progressively in a huge number of sites throughout the Kingdom. Wind measurement poles tower so high at a height of about 100 meters. At their tails they carry sensors with varied arrays of heights so that they get accurate readings at different heights. Upon the completion of the Project the Kingdom shall have such an integrated map as to measure wind resources so thoroughly and accurately.