Leading renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, a subsidiary of Wood Group, recently launched its Galion Toolbox software. The new software allows wind analysts to undertake complex and advanced wind surveys using data gathered from SgurrEnergy’s Galion Lidar remote sensing wind profiler.
This new innovation further strengthens SgurrEnergy’s position as a leading provider of comprehensive wind resource measurement services. Additionally, it builds on Galion Lidar’s already strong reputation for wind profiling by providing users with the tools needed to handle and interpret essential wind data in order to inform vital aspects of wind power developments.
Developed by SgurrEnergy’s in-house software engineers, the highly intuitive Galion Toolbox processes large, complex datasets then converts them into easily interpreted information, enabling the user to extract optimum value from the data. Galion Toolbox is designed to fit neatly and efficiently into the wind analyst’s workflow and facilitate the timely delivery of project critical information.
The user-friendly software suite provides users with a number of ways to filter, transform, or otherwise manipulate the device’s wind data into outputs and images that match their specific requirements. Some of these outputs include the measurement of wind speed, sheer and direction, wake decay and recovery, surface effects, and flow inclination.
“This piece of carefully crafted software will be of great interest to developers who are considering the significant benefits of scanning lidar, due to its ability to save significant amounts of analysis time during the wind resource and site suitability assessment period of a wind farm project,” says Craig McDonald, SgurrEnergy’s product group manager.
Galion Toolbox will be offered as an option with the sale, or rental, of a Galion Lidar, and will also be beneficial for existing users of the device.
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