There is a known strong non-homogeneity of wind in areas of complex flow which may cause some discrepancies between volume-based Lidar measurements and point-based measurements from standard anemometers. There are many benefits however of Lidar over masts that are compounded in complex terrain e.g. site access. The ZephIR 300 wind Lidar gathers an unparalleled level of wind information effectively using 50 beams to gather data every second. This allows undertaking a rigorous CFD conversion rather than just relying on a few beams to gather wind data in such a complicated flow environment.
Applying CFD conversion to data from Lidars in complex terrain improves the agreement between wind speed measurements from the Lidar and masts. A comprehensive White Paper has been presented at a number of leading wind energy events and demonstrated the effectiveness of CFD conversion in complex and extremely complex terrain (ask for it). Get accurate, traceable results by converting your Lidar data thanks to the CFD software – meteodyn WT – a ‘White Box’ solution to operating Lidar in complex terrain.
As part of our partnership with ZephIR lidar, your first study is offered for free to test the benefit of using meteodyn WT software. Users need only fill in a few details above to receive results within three working days :
Note: The offer only works for Zephir Lidar with a 30° half-cone scanning angle
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