DTU researchers have invented a wind scanner which measures the actual wind conditions around wind turbines in three dimensions. Having three laser beams and a controllable system of prisms the 3D wind scanner detects a three-dimensional image of the wind field. The patented technology has now been put to work in several different types of wind scanner.
The 3D measuring technology is now in high demand far beyond Denmark’s borders, thanks in part to its inclusion in the European roadmap. Several European countries are now working to build their own national versions of the wind scanners based on DTU’s original design, with the associated software and data platform, and training users.
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DTU’s Invention Revolutionising Wind Measurement