Dataset on Cosmo-1 based Energy Potential in Swiss Alps

This dataset consist of simulated hourly power production from an Enercon E82 Turbine at 100 m hub-height. It describes the hourly power output a 1MW turbine would produce in each 0.01° grid cell for the years 2016 and 2017.

100 m wind speed data was taken from the COSMO-1 model (Consortium for Small-scale Modeling 2017), which has a 0.01° horizontal resolution. The domain covered is the whole of Switzerland, with the exclusion of lakes. As such, the number of 0.01◦ pixels within Switzerland amounts to 48657. Conversion to power output was done based on the power curve of the Enercon E82 Turbine. As power output is lower at altitude due to lower air density, we corrected for this effect as described in (Kruyt et al. 2017).

Please cite the following paper in connection with the dataset:

Paper Citation:

Bert Kruyt, Jérôme Dujardin, and Michael Lehning: Improvement of wind power assessment in complex terrain: The case of COSMO-1 in the Swiss Alps, Front. Energy Res., [doi:10.3389/fenrg.2018.00102] (


Bert Kruyt; Michael Lehning (2018). Dataset on Cosmo-1 based Energy Potential in Swiss Alps. Frontiers. doi:10.16904/envidat.51.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.51
  • Name: Bert Kruyt  Affiliation: CRYOS EPFL and WSL  Email: bert.kruytfoo(at)  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation
  • Name: Michael Lehning  Affiliation: WSL and CRYOS EPFL  Email: lehningfoo(at)  ORCID: 0000-0002-8442-0875  Scheme: ORCID  DataCRediT: Validation, Publication, Supervision
Contact Person Name: Michael Lehning  Email: lehningfoo(at)  Affiliation: WSL and CRYOS EPFL  ORCID: 0000-0002-8442-0875  Scheme: ORCID
Publication Publisher: Frontiers  Year: 2018
  • Type: Created  Date: 2018-09-27
Version 1.0
Type Dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
License Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated December 9, 2018, 01:22 (CET)
Created September 27, 2018, 21:49 (CEST)