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Copernicus: a booster for the onshore wind energy sector
15 June 2018
The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets 17 Goals to be reached by 2030 including to "ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". In line with the pursuit of this goal, onshore wind is an expanding source of energy in the European Union.
The Copernicus programme, with its full, free and open access to data and Copernicus services´ information, can provide tangible support and benefits to the energy sector by helping optimise the selection of suitable sites for onshore wind farm installations.
Image credit: modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018) - The Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in Romania captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2.