IEA Wind TCP Publishes Recommended Practices for Floating LiDAR Systems
Floating LiDAR systems (FLS) have emerged as wind resource assessment tools for offshore wind farms, with the potential for greatly reduced installation costs compared to fixed met masts in some cases. The challenges that FLS face and have to overcome to be considered as effective wind measurement options can broadly be grouped in two categories:
The movement of the sea imparting motion on the LiDAR, and the subsequent challenge of maintaining wind speed and direction accuracy;
The remoteness of the deployed system necessitating robust, autonomous and reliable operation of measurement, ...