Published: 19 April 2013 19 April 2013
SgurrEnergy has commenced a study of turbulence using their wind scanning Lidar, Galion, and synchronised Lidar techniques.
SgurrEnergy is using its wind measurement device to carry out an inter-comparison study of all recognised methods for determining turbulence from Lidar measurements. The methods being investigated include convergent scan geometries, sometimes referred to as “virtual mast”, “dual Doppler”, “multi-Lidar”, or “windscanner” techniques, conventional wind profiling scan geometries, staring mode, and 6-beam scan geometries proposed specifically for quantifying turbulence. Results of the study will be verified by measurements acquired by an industry standard meteorological mast and by other Galion Lidar devices. This research is being conducted at SgurrEnergy’s Carrot Moor test facility, based at Whitelee wind farm. Similar studies are currently being carried out by Indiana University at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The University are using a G4000 Galion Lidar to assess turbulence in highly complex conditions, including temperatures of -20°C.