Lidar wind resource monitoring for Local Council 6MW wind farm
- Project: Wind Energy site feasibility, resource monitoring, wind farm yield analysis
Enhar was engaged by a Council in Western Australia to provide a technical feasibility study into a wind farm concept.
Our feasibility report provided a wind speed estimate and recommended resource monitoring. Enhar subsequently work with our client to evaluate traditional wind mast vs new Lidar and Sodar technology. Our review concluded that Lidar product maturity and pricing was the most attractive option weighing up accuracy, cost, speed of installation, safety and community impacts. The Council engaged Enhar to supply and install the Lidar system, the instalaltion was completed on time and is photographed below:
Enhar is responsible for regular checking of wind data and production of a 6 month report and 12 month report. The final report will include long term hub height wind speed and direction, to confirm the estimates provided in our feasibility and underpin a major investment decision by the Council.
In addition Enhar will provide the Council with comparison figures on solar farm development to enable the Council to confirm its large scale renewable energy strategy.
Read more about this project here.