New report EPL published

Remote Sensing Devices have emerged in the last years as a promising alternative to anemometers in masts, since they are typically quicker and easier to deploy, avoiding the drawn-out planning consent process to construct a tall meteorological mast.
LiDARs/RSD also have the potential to reduce costs and time taken for turbine type certification and site assessment within onshore and offshore projects. Therefore, the high quality verification of the LiDARs/RSD is critical for excellent performance. To that end, TNO developed the TNO RSD Verification Facility at ECN Wind Turbine test site in Wieringermeer (EWTW) near the meteorological mast number 6 (MM6).

A ZX Lidars ZX300 with serial number 308 was installed at the TNO RSD Verification Facility (TRVF) at the EWTW test site near MM6 on 11 July 2019. The LiDAR was validated before using it for wind field measurements at Europlatform (EPL) in the 2021 Windconditions@northsea project. This report describes the validation results.

After verifying correct operation of the LiDAR, the measurement campaign was started on 15 July 2019 14:40 UTC and lasted until 8 September 2019 00:00 UTC.


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