Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has kicked off the second phase of its floating Lidar campaign at the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm off southeast Scotland.
buoy-based wind measurement device was deployed off the Fife coast by
technology provider FLiDAR, a joint venture between DEME and 3E. It will
collect meteorological data for six to 12 months.
based around a Leosphere Lidar mounted on a standard marine buoy and powered by
micro-PV and wind turbines, recently completed a three-month validation at the
UK National Renewable Energy Centre’s offshore testing site, backed by
funding from the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme.
validation of FLiDAR technology signals a significant shift from the reliance
on fixed offshore met masts in assessing the potential wind resource for
offshore wind farms,” says MRP.