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Oldbaum JapanOldbaum has collected wind data, using a Leosphere W200S long range scanning system, for an offshore wind energy project from onshore locations in the Hokkaido province in Japan.

“Scanning LiDAR is an important data acquisition technique development,” confirmed Oldbaum’s Technical Director Andy Oldroyd, “The ability to record winds well out to sea whilst operating from a safe onshore environment greatly reduces cost, but also gives valuable wind speed variation data in areas where numerical techniques are well known to struggle. Japan has set an ambitious target of 37GW to be delivered by offshore wind farms by 2050. High wind resources in the north of the country, one of the world’s most generous renewable Feed-in-Tariff schemes and being the world’s third largest economy, makes Japan an attractive market for offshore wind developers.

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