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LiDAR Offshore Wind Monitoring Solutions for Australian Offshore Wind Farms

what is offshore wind liDAR?

Offshore wind lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology used to determine wind speed, direction, and other atmospheric variables (like temperature, humitity, and pressure) crucial to offshore wind farm operation. Lidar systems can accurately profile wind conditions across various altitudes by emitting laser beams into the atmosphere and analysing the reflected light, providing valuable data for optimising wind turbine performance, improving energy efficiency, and ensuring the safety and reliability of offshore wind operations. This technology is critical in the development, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms, assisting in the maximisation of energy production while lowering costs.

what can wind LiDARs do for offshore wind farm projects?

Offshore wind lidar plays a critical role in various phases of offshore wind farm projects, it is an essential tool for the successful development, deployment, and operation of offshore wind farms, contributing to more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective wind energy production.

Wind Farm Site Assessment:

  • Lidar helps in evaluating the wind potential of a site by accurately measuring wind speed and direction at different heights.
  • It assists in determining the optimal placement of wind turbines to maximize energy capture.

Design and Planning:

  • Lidar data informs the design of wind turbines, ensuring they can withstand local wind conditions.
  • It aids in the planning of wind farm layouts to minimize wake effects and optimize energy production.

Construction and Installation:

  • Lidar can be used to monitor environmental conditions during construction to ensure safety.
  • It helps in aligning and positioning wind turbines accurately during installation.

Operation and Maintenance:

  • Real-time wind measurements from lidar enable precise control of turbine blades, optimizing performance.
  • It facilitates predictive maintenance by identifying potential issues before they become critical, thus minimizing downtime.

Performance Monitoring and Optimization:

  • Lidar provides data for performance analysis, helping to identify areas for improvement.
  • It aids in the optimization of wind farm operations, ensuring maximum efficiency and energy production.

Our liDAR solutions for offshore wind farm and turbine monitoring

Vertical Profiler wind LiDAR - Molas B300M

How does vertical profiler wind LiDAR work?

 

The operational principle of vertical profile wind lidar involves the emission of laser beams into the atmosphere, followed by the measurement of the scattered light that is then detected by the sensor. The underlying principle of this technology is rooted in the Doppler effect, which entails a shift in the frequency of the reflected light that is directly proportional to the motion of atmospheric particles, such as dust or water droplets. Through the examination of these alterations in frequency, it becomes possible to ascertain the velocity and orientation of the wind at different elevations, thereby constructing a comprehensive vertical representation of the wind.

Specifications of Molas B300M

Measuring distance

40-300m

Measure the number of Heights

12 (User Configurable)

Sampling frequency

1Hz

Wind speed measurement accuracy

 0.1m/s

Wind direction measurement accuracy

Wind speed measurement range

 0~75m/s

Wind direction measurement range

 0~360°

General Parameters

Powered Supply

24V DC,AC90~270V

Power Consumption

70W

Dimensions

682*520*641mm

Weight

<75kg

Range of working temperature

-40℃ ~ 50℃

Working humidity range

 0%  to 100%

Protection level

 IP67 

Anti-corrosion Grade

C5M, IEC60068-2-52-2017
M300 TOP VIEW 600X600 OFFSHORE WIND MEASUREMENT LIDAR

Data Parameters

Data output

Horizontal wind speed, vertical wind speed, wind direction, time stamp, GPS, temperature and humidity pressure, statistical data

Data Format

ASCII

Communication

RJ45 Cable, 3G/4G,WiFi, and Satellite communication (optional)

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Installation options of Molas B300M offshore wind LiDAR

MOLAS M300 offshore wind lidar SITE DEPLOYMENT