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

The general objective of the Task 32 extension is to identify and mitigate barriers to the use of lidar for following wind energy applications: Site Assessment, Power Performance, Loads and Control, and Complex Flow. These four applications will be addressed individually, since they are on different technology readiness levels.

Application Areas

Site Assessment

Site Assessment

Revise the IEA Recommended Practices for ground-based remote sensing for wind resource assessment and the IEA Recommended Practices for floating lidar systems.

Explore ways to improve lidar systems regarding cost, reliability and accuracy.

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Power Performance

Power Performance

Identify gaps in standards and transferability that may prevent widespread adoption.

Explore if and how new standards for the use of ground-based lidar systems needs to be adapted for the use of nacelle or spinner-based or floating lidar systems.

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Loads and Control

Loads and Control

Explore the benefits of lidar-assisted control for the cost of wind energy.

Give recommendations on how to improve lidar systems for control application.

Initiate guidelines on how to use lidar in the load verification process of wind turbines.

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Complex Flow

Complex Flow

Understand the needs of measurements of complex flow in wind energy and describe the limitations of lidar systems to provide recommendations for adjustments.

Find metrics to compare flow simulations and lidar field measurements.

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