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Wind energy sodar evaluation

Objective

The general aim of the proposed project is the application of the SODAR technique (SODAR = sound detection and ranging) for reliable wind speed measurements in relation to the operating characteristics of large wind turbines.

The main objectives of this project are:
- To establish if and how a SODAR can be calibrated.
- To establish the operational characteristics of SODAR.
- To establish a general filtering technique for detection and treatment of unreliable data.
- To test SODAR measurements in difficult circumstances such as offshore and complex terrain.
- To carry out a power performance measurement with SODAR including a good uncertainty analysis.
- To quantify the effects of vibrations in supporting structures and increased background noise on offshore SODAR measurements and evaluate long term (6 months ) offshore measurements.
- To detect oncoming gusts with SODAR.
- To simplify operation at remote sites.

Call for proposal

Fifth Energie C
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Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ENERGY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Address
Westerduinweg 3 - 1
Petten
Netherlands

Participants (6)

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
19 Th Km Marathonos Avenue
Pikermi Attiki
DEUTSCHES WINDENERGIE INSTITUT GMBH GERMAN WIND ENERGY INSTITUTE
Germany
Address
Ebertstrasse 96
Wilhelmshaven
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz
Karlsruhe
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399 - 49
Roskilde
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
Address
43, The Crescent
Salford
WINDTEST KAISER-WILHELM-KOOG GMBH
Germany
Address
Sommerdeich 14 B
Kaiser-wilhelm-koog