in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

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.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015