|6 September 2016|

Europe

A team from from Imperial College London and ETH Zürich have developed a new interactive tool capable of assessing the amount of energy solar and wind could generate from any given location.

The Renewables.ninja is the perfect tool to aid academics and industry with the tricky task of predicting renewable output.

“Renewables.ninja allows you to run simulations of the hourly power output from wind and solar power plants located anywhere in the world. We have built this tool to help make scientific-quality weather and energy data available to a wider community,” its website states.

The Renewables.ninja is a collaboration between  Dr Iain Staffell, from the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial, and Dr Stefan Pfenninger, a postdoc at ETH Zürich.

In an article published on the Imperial website, Dr Pfenninger said: “Renewables.ninja has already allowed us to answer important questions about the current and future renewable energy infrastructure across Europe and in the UK, and we hope others will use it to further examine the opportunities and challenges for renewables in the future.”