Freely available downloads of Wind Integration National Dataset Toolkit.
The Wind Integration National Dataset (WIND) Toolkit is an update and expansion of the Eastern Integration Data Set and Western Wind Integration Data Set. It supports the next generation of wind integration studies. The WIND Toolkit includes meteorological conditions and turbine power for more than 126,000 sites in the continental United States for the years 2007—2013. Read more at http://www.nrel.gov/grid/wind-toolkit.html
Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the API
Determine the number of sites containing data for a given point, polygon, or multipoint as specified by a WKT. This is useful for calculating download request size. Details at the download guide.
Collect and download, as CSV, a configurable set of data fields from a national collection of wind stations. This API is capabale of creating very large downloadable archives. Unlike a typical API, the response to this provides a request acknowledgement. The real work of creating the requested downloadable archive will continue to run on the server side. When complete, and email will be sent to the email address provided in the initial request with either a link to a file to download, or in the case of a very, very large archive, a link to more detailed instructions for using Globus to complete the download. In addition to this two step workflow, there is also an option for users who wish to download a single CSV file in direct response to an API request. The .csv format may be used to download a CSV directly. This feature is restricted to use with only a single POINT, for a single YEAR at a time.