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Wind Measurement Using Meteorological Masts and LiDAR

Accurate wind measurement is a crucial step in the development of wind energy projects. This involves using specialized equipment such as meteorological masts and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems to gather detailed data on wind conditions at a proposed site. This guide outlines the key components and benefits of conducting wind measurement campaigns using these technologies.

Key Components of Wind Measurement Campaigns

  1. Site Selection
    • Optimal Location: Identifying the best locations for installing meteorological masts or LiDAR systems to ensure accurate and representative wind data. This involves assessing the terrain, surrounding obstacles, and potential sources of interference.
    • Multiple Locations: Depending on the size and complexity of the project site, multiple measurement points may be required to capture spatial variability in wind conditions.
  2. Measurement Equipment
    • Meteorological Masts: Installing tall structures equipped with anemometers, wind vanes, and other sensors at various heights to measure wind speed, direction, and other meteorological parameters.
    • LiDAR Systems: Deploying ground-based or remote sensing LiDAR systems that use laser beams to measure wind speed and direction at different heights above the ground. LiDAR can provide accurate data without the need for tall structures, making it suitable for complex terrains.
  3. Data Collection and Logging
    • Continuous Monitoring: Ensuring that the measurement equipment collects data continuously over a significant period, typically one to two years, to capture seasonal and annual wind patterns.
    • Data Logging: Using robust data logging systems to store the collected data securely. This includes backup systems to prevent data loss.
  4. Data Analysis
    • Data Quality Control: Conducting rigorous quality control to identify and correct any anomalies or errors in the data. This ensures the reliability and accuracy of the dataset.
    • Statistical Analysis: Analyzing the data to determine key parameters such as mean wind speed, wind speed distribution, wind direction frequency, turbulence intensity, and diurnal patterns.
    • Long-term Correlation: Correlating the short-term measured data with long-term wind data from nearby meteorological stations or reanalysis datasets to predict long-term wind behavior.
  5. Reporting and Documentation
    • Comprehensive Reports: Preparing detailed reports that summarize the findings of the wind measurement campaign. These reports include data analysis, wind resource assessment, and potential energy yield estimates.
    • Stakeholder Communication: Providing clear and concise documentation to stakeholders, including project developers, investors, and regulatory bodies, to support decision-making processes.

Benefits of Using Meteorological Masts and LiDAR

  1. High Accuracy and Reliability
    • Meteorological Masts: Provide direct and high-resolution measurements of wind speed and direction at multiple heights, ensuring detailed vertical wind profiles.
    • LiDAR Systems: Offer flexibility in site selection and the ability to measure wind at heights beyond the reach of traditional masts, particularly useful for offshore or complex terrain projects.
  2. Cost-Effectiveness
    • Meteorological Masts: While installation costs can be high, they provide long-term, reliable data that is essential for accurate wind resource assessment.
    • LiDAR Systems: Typically have lower installation costs compared to tall masts and can be relocated easily, providing cost-effective solutions for various project phases.
  3. Enhanced Project Feasibility
    • Improved Site Assessment: Accurate wind data helps in selecting optimal turbine locations and configurations, enhancing overall project efficiency and performance.
    • Risk Mitigation: Reliable wind measurement data reduces uncertainty in energy yield predictions, making it easier to secure financing and investment by demonstrating project viability.


Conducting wind measurement campaigns using meteorological masts and LiDAR systems is essential for the successful development of wind energy projects. These technologies provide accurate, reliable, and comprehensive wind data that underpin all subsequent stages of project development. By ensuring meticulous site selection, continuous data collection, rigorous analysis, and detailed reporting, wind measurement campaigns help developers and investors make informed decisions, mitigate risks, and maximize the potential of wind energy projects.