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Wind Energy Science The interactive open-access journal of the European Academy of Wind Energy
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 269-283, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-269-2017
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24 May 2017
Wind field reconstruction from nacelle-mounted lidar short-range measurements
Antoine Borraccino et al.

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The paper describes an innovative methodology to extract useful wind field estimates from remote sensing instruments – called lidars – mounted on the nacelle of a wind turbine. We used lidar measurements at multiple distances upstream and close to the wind turbine rotor in order to retrieve free-stream wind characteristics. The methodology and the obtained results open new paths to assess the power performance of wind turbines, which is essential to ensure financially viable wind farm projects.
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