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On the use of Radar Wind Profiler Data for Wind Farm Site Selection: Hands-On with Degreane Horizon PCL-1300

Abstract : The first step in managing a wind energy project is wind assessment. Despite of ever more precise meteorological models at macro- and mesoscales, precise on-sites measurements have to be realized to ensure the economic viability of the farm. This mesoscale study shall be completed by a microscale validation campaign to choose each turbine’s position (‘micrositing’) and yet maximize energy output. On-site assessment consists in measurements that lead to validate wind atlases data and, above all, to take into account of small-scale variabilities. Generally, classical weather instruments are used: anemometers, thermometers and barometers mounted on masts or tall towers. Lidar are becoming popular. Even though wind radar profilers are widely used for meteorological purposes, wind energy applications are in their early stages, In this paper, we demonstrate the use of a L-band wind radar profiler system to evaluate the wind energy potential at mesoscale. After introducing this system, generic methodology is presented. Pros and cons between classical instruments are evaluated. Further improvements are discussed.
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Baptiste Domps, Julien Marmain, Christian Malnotte, Thierry Pugliesi. On the use of Radar Wind Profiler Data for Wind Farm Site Selection: Hands-On with Degreane Horizon PCL-1300. Specialist Meeting on Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines (EMWT2019), Dec 2019, toulouse, France. ⟨hal-02476126⟩

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