Project outcome

The UniTTe project provided major advancements for wind turbine performance assessment using the breaking through measurement technology of nacelle mounted lidars. Through collaboration with the relevant industry (including turbine manufacturers, wind farm developer and lidar manufacturer) and  through full scale experimental campaigns, the project has demonstrated:

1. power  performance verification can be achieved using a nacelle mounted lidar with the same accuracy and reliability as a standard practice with meteorological towers in flat terrain (and offshore)

2. a new method to conduct power performance verification tests  in complex terrain using nacelle mounted lidars;

3. using nacelle lidar wind measurement, turbine load assessment can be achieved with the same or greater accuracy than with traditional met mast measurements.


Read the executive summary here.
28 MAY 2024