Standards, guidelines and current industry practices - WindCube

WindCube v2.1- 2023/07/28 WindCube - Vertical Profiler Lidar

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Following a long process of validations and proofs, the WindCube is accepted by all experts and various international standards and industrial guidelines already approve its use for different applications and terrains, in standalone or in complement of a met mast. Moreover, the WindCube has achieved full IEC 61400-12-1 Ed.2. compliance with independent third-party classifications.

Below is an overview of the most important existing practices used by WindCube users for bankable projects and contractual performance verifications. The table is summarizing which applications each standard is made for and its status. Of course, there are links between pre and post construction use: for example, IEC 61400-12-1 Ed.2. guidelines for power performance tests are already influencing wind resource assessment practices:

Standard Application Status
IEC 61400-15 Wind Resource Assessment In progress
IEC 61400-12-1 Ed.2. Power performance testing Released
IEC 61400-50-2 Wind measurement - ground-mounted remote sensing technology Released
IEA Wind recommends Lidar use for WRA Wind Resource Assessment Released

FGW Technical Guidelines for Wind Turbine PART

6: Determination of Wind Potential and Energy

Wind Resource Assessment Released
Measnet: evaluation of site-specific wind conditions. Version 2. April 2016 Wind Resource Assessment Released
DNV GL Stage 3 - Position statement Wind Resource Assessment Released
Ecofys position on Lidar use Wind Resource Assessment Released