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Woods Galion lidar undergoing testing at LevenmouthWood has completed the first commercial lidar test at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s new UK test and verification facility. The 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine’s onshore met mast, located on the Fife coast and operated by ORE Catapult, offers the opportunity to test, demonstrate and verify up to four lidar systems at any one time against high quality, representative offshore wind resources.
The test site was developed with support from the Scottish Government. The test of Wood’s Galion lidar system was completed ahead of schedule, in one month rather than the planned three-month test programme. The quality of the data gathered allowed the engineering company to fully fill its ‘data bin’ and verify its equipment, gaining confidence in the accuracy of the technology.
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