"In a perfect world I would have a fleet of 50 SoDARs and use fewer met masts," one energy analyst said recently. A new briefing, Remote Sensing Revolution, argues that the era where met towers were the only way to measure wind is coming to an end.
Major wind energy firms are rapidly expanding their use of remote sensing systems across their project portfolios, ending a three-decade reliance on met towers. Ground-based remote sensing systems like SoDAR and LiDAR allow wind energy developers and operators to cut assessment times, reduce development costs, improve asset performance, and unlock a greater understanding of the wind resource. Are you staying competitive?
Remote Sensing Revolution: Why remote sensing will become the new standard for wind development, financing, and operations presents perspectives from leaders across the wind energy industry. The briefing describes the growth of remote sensing technology and addresses topics such as cold climate considerations, financing projects, optimizing operations, and validation of remote sensing systems.
"Conversations with our contributors make it clear that those who fail to take advantage of state-of-the-art remote sensing technology and expertise will soon find themselves at a significant disadvantage," said Pascal Storck, director of renewable energy at Vaisala.
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