Manuscript title: Wind and power density data of strategic offshore locations in the Colombian Caribbean coast
Authors: Juan Gabriel Rueda-Bayona, Andrés Guzmán, Juan José Cabello Eras
Data in Brief. December 2019. Vol. 27, 104720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104720
Abstract: The high potential of wind speed in the Colombian Caribbean coast is an opportunity to develop offshore wind energy technology. This article contains the wind speed and wind power density in four strategic locations in Colombia (Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta and La Guajira) at different elevations. The dataset from this study is related to the research paper “Renewables energies in Colombia and the opportunity for the offshore wind technology published in Journal of Cleaner Production (Rueda-Bayona et al.) . Reading and processing numerous files stored in databases could be challenging because it demands software programming to do so, what could difficult the access to valuable data for the community. Also, high compressed files such as NetCDF formats demand specialised software which is not easy obtaining and utilising because it requires skills in a programming language. Then, this study used the NARR-NOAA database  and generated local wind and power density data stored in Excel sheets to ease their utilisation.
Keywords: Wind energy; Offshore; Renewable energy; Colombia; Wind turbines; Wind power; Wind speed; Wind velocity