NEWA aims to integrate and coordinate national efforts around R&D initiatives towards the creation and publication of a New European Wind Atlas, thereby allowing for a more efficient use of financial resources and research capabilities. The Atlas, based on improved modelling competencies on atmospheric flow and its interactions with wind turbines and wind farms, will cover all EU Member States and some Associated Countries, as well as their exclusive economic zones, both onshore and offshore, and should become a key tool not only for manufacturers and developers, but also for public authorities and decision-makers, by reducing overall uncertainties in determining wind conditions.
NEWA will be developed to be used as a standard for site assessment and receives financial support from NEWA ERA-NET Plus, topic FP7-ENERGY.2013.10.1.2.. The ERANET Plus modality, according to which the European Union finances a third of the total budget and in the case of Spain, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness also provides financing.
ERA-NET Plus, topic FP7-ENERGY.2013.10.1.2..