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The Atmospheric Science Program of Indiana University (IU) and the Centre for Advanced Condition Monitoring (CACM) at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland will use SgurrEnergy's Galion LIDAR devices for wind energy research projects.

IU will deploy its Galion at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) located in Boulder, Colo. Galion will be used to implement a variety of scan geometries to explore key questions of interest to the wind energy industry. These include confirming the accuracy of "remote mast" configurations, which measure wind speeds in one location using a Galion installed in another location 1 km away.

Other tests will use the Galion to acquire vertical and horizontal cross sections of the wind, providing detailed visualizations of wind shear, veer and wind turbine wake phenomena.

Wind analysts at CACM will use the Galion LIDAR to quantify the impact of specific characteristics of the wind, such as turbulence and gust structure, on key turbine components and turbine life.


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