Leosphere and NRG Systems Introduce Lidar for Complex Terrain

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Leosphere and NRG Systems recently introduced FCR™ (Flow Complexity Recognition), an add-on solution for the WINDCUBE® v2 Lidar Remote Sensor. Supported by WINDCUBE’s vertical fifth beam, FCR enables the Lidar to provide precise, bankable data in all terrain types, including complex terrain, with no post-processing or post-correction.

“In complex terrain, all mechanical and remote sensors are prone to higher measurement uncertainty and may introduce measurement bias due to lack of flow homogeneity across the measured volume,” says Matthieu Boquet, scientific developments supervisor at Leosphere. “The use of FCR minimizes or even eliminates this bias, allowing WINDCUBE to measure with extreme accuracy and provide bankable data across all terrain types. For the first time, wind energy developers can use the same remote sensor with ease and confidence at all sites, onshore or offshore.”

In 2009 Leosphere and NRG Systems formed a global joint venture to expand the use of remote sensing with Lidar in the wind energy industry. Used in wind resource assessment and performance optimization, WINDCUBE v2 is now operating in 20 countries around the world. The joint venture serves customers on all seven continents with sales, service, technical expertise, and support. For more information visit www.lidarwindtechnologies.com.

Leosphere is a leading specialist in the development of lidar technology for atmospheric observations. The company offers turn-key remote sensors that provide real-time tracking and measurement of particles, clouds, and wind. Leosphere’s products are used in various applications including, wind energy, climatology, meteorology, and air quality. Learn more at www.leosphere.com.

NRG Systems is an independently owned company that has served the global wind energy industry for 30 years. Its measurement systems and turbine control sensors can be found on every continent in 150 countries, serving electric utilities, renewable energy developers, turbine manufacturers, research institutes, government agencies, and universities. For more information go online to www.nrgsystems.com.