Offshore Wind Resource Assessment

The need for accurate offshore wind data is growing rapidly worldwide. Wind farm developers and financers understand that accurate wind data is critical to the overall success of the site, not only in assessing the potential power of the location, but also in the positioning of the wind turbines.

WindSentinel Floating LiDAR

The traditional approach for gathering wind data is to construct a meteorological mast equipped with anemometers. However, in the offshore environment this practice is both difficult and expensive to implement. Floating LiDAR technology is an innovative solution to these problems. The AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel™ buoys use a LiDAR to measure wind at turbine hub-height to provide accurate and reliable data on wind speed, wind direction, and turbulence. Additional sensors can be integrated onto the buoy to achieve a full environmental assessment of the location.