Here’s a website  that might pique your interest, even if you don’t plan on becoming the next T. Boone Pickens  – a wealthy American businessman who is investing millions  of his own dollars in wind energy. A site called FirstLook  has a Google Maps mashup overlaying years of meteorological wind data onto an interactive map.
They’ve recently expanded  their wind data to cover the entire planet, making it a really easy tool to see potential spots for future wind farms in Mongolia (pretty good) versus Indonesia (not so good). The website sells detailed site location information, which is intended for entrepreneurs looking to get in on the ground floor of alternative energy investments. Still, I think the free wind speed data is interesting by itself.
The FirstLook site also has a section to look at an area’s solar satellite data , but it unfortunately only covers the places in the United States.
(via Springwise.com )