Task 32

IEA Wind Task 32 - Wind Lidar Systems for Wind Energy Deployment

Task 32 provides a platform for the open exchange of ideas, experience, and techniques for the use of lidar for wind energy applications


About Task 32

Since 2012 Task 32 has built a strong community that works together to identify and mitigate the barriers to adpotion of wind lidar for wind energy applications.

We do this by providing a structured forum for international collaborations between researchers, vendors, and users to exchange needs, ideas, and experience. The Task focuses on producing tangible results such as recommended practices that can be used by practitioners. And, Task 32 continues to work in collaboration with other IEA Wind Tasks and related industry and academic groups to help encourage scientific investigations and align them with users’ needs.

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Key Questions

There are many applications for wind lidar in wind energy. We ask:

  1. How can lidar inform us about the conditions where we want to build wind turbines?

  2. How can we use lidar to better operate wind turbines and plants?

  3. How can lidar be used for performance verification?

  4. How can we collaborate on lidar hardware and software?

  5. .. and what are the new or unusual applications that we should be aware of?

Our Goals

At high TRL, we focus on identifying and mitigating the barriers to adoption of wind lidar.

At low TRL, we aim to support the development of new ideas around wind lidar for wind energy applications.

Task 32 Whitepapers

Don't have time to read every paper ever published on a subject? We're launching a regular series of Task 32 white papers to give a high-level overview of some of the current issues in wind lidar. Please get in touch if there's something you'd like to see!

Task 32 Roadmap

Find out more about how our activities fit together


  • Task 32 Glossary Live

    The Task 32 glossary is now live! Many thanks to Peter Clive for providing us with a few starting definitions; now it's over to the community to add to the glossary, request new definitions, and provide feedback.
  • Joint Working Group on Wind Lidar in Cold Climates

    Together with IEA Wind TAsk 19, Task 32 is setting up a working group to support the effective use of wind lidar in cold climates. This group is focused on ways to leverage the opportunities for wind lidar to provide actionable information in cold climates that cannot be obtained by other methods.
  • EU-funded lidar knowledge network (LIKE): PHD positions

    A consortium of leading universities and businesses across Europe has just received EU funding for the Innovative Training Network Lidar Knowledge Europe (ITN LIKE). In total 12 PhD positions will be available:
  • Task 32 Library on Zenodo

    To help you find and use all of the publications from Task 32, we've set up a Task 32 community on Zenodo. You'll find presentations, flyers, reports, and all kinds of Task 32-related material. Everything is clearly licensed and there are tools to help you reference it. Take a look!
  • The Task 32 Roadmap

    There's a lot going on in Task 32. We've made a roadmap so you see how it all fits together. You can download a copy by clicking on the DOI link below. If you'd like to share your thoughts, please get in touch.

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