"Met Towers Belong In A Museum..."

Wind energy in Australia
Naomi Stringfield
Marketing Manager
Wind and Solar Energy 
Weather & Environment

"Met towers belong in a museum, not at modern wind projects," argues Pascal Storck in an opinion piece published today in Recharge magazine. 

Wind measurement is critically important for developing and operating a profitable wind farm, but it has rarely been a headline concern for the industry. As wind turbine technology has evolved to ensure maximum output and operational efficiency, it seems strange that much of the industry still relies on 30-year-old wind measurement technology. As turbines grow taller, met towers are becoming harder, more costly, and more hazardous to install, move, and use. 

A better option is available, and has been for some time now. Versatile remote sensing devices - SoDAR and LiDAR - offer a more flexible, cost-effective, and mobile means of wind resource measurement. So why the ongoing reliance on the met tower?

Read more in Recharge magazine...

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