Wind energy gets a boost from wind-turbine lidar

Overton, Gail
May 2012
Laser Focus World;May2012, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p49
The article discusses the different important applications of light detection and ranging lidar technologies in wind energy sector. It states that laser-based anemometers or lidar systems can boost energy production when they are mounted on the nacelle, spinner or blades of the wind turbine, which prompt the strong demand for such technologies in the sector. Furthermore, it also notes the availability of commercial wind-turbine lidar systems and technologies in the market.


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