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See the Wind, Measure the Power

naturalpowerIt has been six years since the first issue of Windtech International, which featured the public release of a revolutionary and groundbreaking new technology – lidar. Today, we look back over those six years to see how the technology has fared and what the future holds. Remote sensing methods for measuring wind characteristics, such as lidar, are fast becoming widely adopted across the wind industry. By obtaining accurate wind profiles for wind resource assessment across a wider range of measurement heights than masts, such methods offer a potential for reducing both total project costs and data uncertainty risks.

By Ian Locker, Managing Director, ZephIR, and Alex Woodward, Product Development Manager, Natural Power

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