Ecofys position on Lidar use

WindCube Offshore- 2023/09/08 WindCube Offshore Vertical Profiler Lidar

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Ecofys recommends the use of Lidar in the following configurations to improve bankability for better financing terms and reduced project risks.
  • Standalone Lidar – in simple terrain the Lidar can entirely replace a met mast for wind resource assessment. It can also be used to characterize a site for instance evaluating the wind shear around forests.
  • Lidar next to a short met mast – a cost-effective solution to evaluate the wind shear and extrapolate wind speeds at hub height.
  • Lidar moved around the site complementing an on-site met mast – this helps to reduce the uncertainty in flow modeling. Also, shorter campaigns spread throughout the year help reducing seasonal effects.