Aeolus-borne lidar technology transferred to terrestrial 3D wind farm scanning to optimize operations

Lidar – best understood as the laser equivalent of radar – is being harnessed by ESA’s ADM-Aeolus satellite to provide global observations of atmospheric wind fields. Leosphere is transferring this same lidar technology to optimise the setup and management of terrestrial wind farms as well as to related sectors such as climatology and environmental studies. ‘Windcubes’ placed on the ground perform 3D wind field scans. Leosphere is an alumnus of ESA’s Noordwijk Business Incubation Centre.

ESA
TEC
Energy
Weather
Wind
Global
LIDAR FOR WIND FARM MANAGEMENT
Technology Transfer
Priel Manes; Cornelis Eldering