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Paperwork associated with SoDar systems Verification of wind energy related measurements with a SODAR system Complex terrain and growing wind energy converters (WEC) in wind parks generate increasing interest in determining wind profiles and turbulence besides the general forecast of annual energy production. Increasing hub heights and growing rotor diameters of advanced WEC make SODAR systems a valuable alternative to meteorological towers. SODAR systems provide wind profiles as well as turbulence information over the entire height of large turbines. With SODAR measurements at WEC testing field in Grevenbroich in comparison to sonic and cup anemometer the usability of qualified wind and turbulence data from a SODAR are verified. Read More ยป Wind Energy Application In the late 1990's, wind turbines with nacelle heights exceeding 60 meters were introduced to the…
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SoDAR ApplicationsSoDAR has a variety of applications. While those listed below are not the full extent of their use, they represent some commonly used scenarios. If you have an interesting application where SoDAR is used and you would like to see it on our site, please contact us and we will be in contact with you about adding it.Wind EnergyWind Energy has brought new life to the wind measurement industry, including SoDAR. With wind turbine hub heights reaching over 100m and blade spans of up to 80m, measurements across the entire blade swept area are becoming critical. SoDAR provides that information and ASC's SoDARs offer more. Typically, wind energy looks at wind speed and wind direction with the use of 60m towers. These tower measurements just barely break into the…
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