Presentation Description: Once a project site is identified offshore wind developers are racing against the clock to complete site assessment and develop Energy Yield Assessments required to assess the profitability of their project. Over the last ten years floating LiDAR technology has emerged as a preferred option as it can be deployed quickly with minimal HSE risks, is easy to permit and provides wind data across the blade swept area of the ever-increasing offshore turbines.
As a mature technology with proven accuracy, AXYS has recently embarked on a project to further increase data certainty by performing classification studies – i.e., detailed environmental sensitivity assessments at three sites where the data accuracy was measured against a meteorological mast. Results show that the sensitivity of the FLIDAR WindSentinel is minimal – a conclusion which has huge benefits for offshore wind farm developers looking to optimise their project uncertainty budgets. Additionally, AXYS has provided long-term data sets which show that the FLIDAR WindSentinel can reliably measure data across the blade swept area for 12-months at a time – an important result as wind resource assessments require very high data availability.
During this presentation AXYS will explain their journey of developing the FLIDAR WindSentinelTM, drawing on experiences from >660 campaign months and 21 validation campaigns (April 2020). AXYS will also share a case study from a long-term floating LiDAR campaign where the data collecting during the measurement campaign was ultimately used for an Energy Yield Assessment.
Methodology: Ideally I will make this interactive and get the audience to try to predict where the environmental sensitivities are.