LiDAR in the wind industry
- LiDAR stands for “Light Detection and Ranging”;
- LiDAR uses the doppler effect on the laser light to measure wind conditions.
- LiDAR have become more and more popular in the wind industry
On the one hand as a supplement to the traditional met mast, for wind park roaming and height extrapolation.
On the other hand as a standalone bankable wind measurement.
Those applications are presented in the Measnet guideline for site Asssessment (see annex C page 50 to 56)
MEASNET Site Assessment V2.0
|C.7 RSD with Control Mast|
|C8. Stand-Alone Application of RSD|
|C9: Wind Measurements aiming for a better Spatial Coverage of a Wind Farm Area||(there is already a mast, but you want to measure wind conditions on other places in the wind park “wind park roaming”)|
|C10. Wind Shear Measurements for Vertical Extrapolation of Mast Measurements||(there is already mast, but you want to measure wind conditions above the mast “height extrapolation”).|