Unleash the potential of wind lidar

Wind lidar can make it easier for you to find out what's going on at your site or around your turbines. But how do you get started, and how do you integrate wind lidar into your toolbox?

We’ll work with you to understand your goals and come up with a plan for getting the most out wind lidar in your business.

Getting started with wind lidar

Like any new tool, it takes some experience to get the best from wind lidar measurements.

We can support you through your first wind lidar measurements. We can help with figuring out use cases, setting up device trials, and work with you to plan your measurement campaigns. We can help you find a power system and set up data monitoring to keep your lidar running during its deployment. And, we can help you manage and interpret the data you get.

Extracting value from wind lidar data

There’s a lot of information in a wind lidar measurement. Sometimes you need to work with your stakeholders so that everyone is comfortable with it. We can work with you and your investors and independent engineers to get the most value from your new knowledge.

A wind lidar covered in ice © Stuttgart Wind Energy, U. Suttgart. Used with permission
Wind lidar allow wind speed to be measured remotely across the turbine rotor disk, upwind of wind plants, and offshore with unprecedented ease. How are you using it?

Our expertise

We keep up to date with the latest R&D, best practices, standards, and independent engineers to find out what’s possible and what’s acceptable to investors. We work with all of the lidar vendors and leading specialists to implement solutions designed for your needs.

We’re also active members of the Consortium for the Advancement of Remote Sensing (CFARS), we contribute to the groups that develop International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, and are regular participants in the German Fördergesellschaft Windenergie (FGW). We’ve also led international wind lidar collaborations through IEA Wind Task 32 on wind lidar, and are now leading the digitalisation activities in the new IEA Wind Task 52, “Large-scale deployment of wind lidar”.

Our experts are well-placed to help you make confident steps with wind lidar.

Everyone’s needs are different

Connect to find out what wind lidar can do for your business!

Our experts

Andy Clifton

Andy Clifton

Dr. sc. ETH Zürich MEng CEng

Business manager & tech transfer lead

Andy leads enviConnect and is the first point of contact for all enquiries. He has over 20 years of experience in renewable energy and climate science RD&D projects in Europe, Canada, and the USA. He's been a chartered engineer with the UK's Institute of Mechanical Engineers since 2010, and now helps run the IMechE local members' group in Germany.

Andy is our expert in technology transfer and research partnerships.

Ines Würth

Ines Würth

Dipl.-Ing.

Consultancy lead

Ines is an aerospace engineer and measurement expert with a focus on wind turbine power performance testing and wind power forecasting. She has 10 years experience in data analysis and international R&D project management. As a team lead at the University of Stuttgart she learned how to be at the forefront of new technologies and implement new ideas quickly.

Ines now leads enviConnect's wind lidar consultancy activities.

Related experience

IEA Wind Task 52

Leading theme 3 on 'Connecting wind lidar'

 iea-wind.org

IEA Wind Task 32

Joint Operating Agents of a global RD&D collaboration to identify and mitigate the barriers to the adoption of wind lidar for wind energy applications

 iea-wind.org

IEA Wind Task 32

VorKast

Development of lidar-based forecasts

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

VorKast