We install in any place of the SODAR (Sonic Detection and Ranging) systems that use technology of tele-detection by sonic pulses to define the wind profile at height (150-200 m) generally too costly to be measured by the traditional anemometric towers. We transport and install the SODAR system in any part of the world and we remotely monitor it to verify that it is functioning correctly. The system is used effectively for:
- Vertical wind profile measuring
- Wind measurements with or without measuring towers
- Turbulence intensity measuring
- Power curve performance test
Installation of LIDAR systems
LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems use remote optical detection techniques to measure the horizontal and vertical wind speed and direction up to heights of 250 m. In the same way that SODAR is easily relocatable in more measuring sites; thus, it is simpler and less costly to obtain measurements in several locations at the hub of the turbine and even beyond it. We also use these devices for short installations for the purpose of evaluating the expediency of installing anemometric towers for long-term use. In the cases where the turbines have already been installed, the LIDAR system is potentially a useful resource to characterize the operation of the turbine, at a lower cost than the IEC anemometric towers.
Both systems can be easily installed both on land and off shore, using fuel cells, autonomous solar systems or mini wind generators. Its weight and size allow easy implementation, as it does not require obtaining any installation permit.
The intrinsic nature of the techniques of tele-detection, measuring a much larger volume than that of the traditional anemometers, causes these systems to not be particularly accurate or precise for complex land orography or in special weather conditions (such as: Rain, fog), while it does make them useful on plateaus where the variability of the wind is such that it is economically counterproductive to install anemometric towers for each measuring point.