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Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric Corp. says it will begin selling its newly developed compact wind LIDAR unit globally next month.

According to the company, its LIDAR technology features increased tolerance to extreme environmental conditions, including water resistance to IP67 and temperatures down to -20 degrees C. Additionally, the unit can be modified for offshore wind. The company notes that data error is less than 1% in comparison to a standard IEC cup anemometer.

The company reports the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands says the wind LIDAR complies with European wind measurement standards.

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