Leosphere, leading specialist in Lidar for atmospheric observations, and NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry, 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," explained 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."
FCR is available as an add-on to existing WINDCUBEs and as an integrated upgrade to new WINDCUBE purchases. For more information, visit www.lidarwindtechnologies.com.
About Lidar Wind Technologies: 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.