LiDAR comparison measurement from the IEA Wind TCP Task 52 put into operation

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March 25, 2024
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Energiewerkstatt IEA Task 52 LiDAR Vergleichsmessung

The

Energiewerkstatt

commissioned a comparative measurement of LiDAR devices based on different measurement principles – pulsed LiDAR and continuous wave LiDAR – at a high alpine location in Austria in March 2024. The aim of the project, which is part of Austria’s participation in the
IEA Wind TCP Task 52
The aim of the test operation is to determine the advantages and disadvantages of the respective measuring principles and the special meteorological conditions in the high mountains.

Ground-based LiDAR systemsLight Detection And Ranging– allow, among other things, the measurement of wind speeds up to 250 meters above ground. In view of the constantly increasing dimensions of wind turbines, wind LIDAR therefore has great potential for applications in wind energy.

Within the IEA Wind TCP, a forum organized by the International Energy Agency for the international exchange of research results and experiences, the IEA Wind Task 52 deals with the challenges of the widespread use of wind LiDAR in wind energy. The

LiDAR in complex terrain working group

is led by Energiewerkstatt, as the Austrian representative in Task 52.