Can the wind industry bank on wind lidar?
Windpower Monthly (2014)
Can you use wind lidar to provide quantitative data for the annual energy prediction (P50, P75 and P90) of a modern scale wind farm, allowing developers to raise the necessary finance to progress and construct full-scale developments? This paper demonstrates ZephIR’s acceptance across onshore benign sites, onshore complex sites, offshore on fixed platforms and offshore on floating platforms.
Finance grade wind measurements with lidar
W, Barker et al, EWEA (2014)
Lidar can offer significant financial savings in comparison to traditional methods of anemometry for resource assessment, partly through reduction of uncertainty.