Accurate Wind Measurement at Sea
Develop a metocean data measurement buoy to accurately quantify the energy resources (especially the wind resource measured with an embedded LIDAR) at offshore wind project sites. This R&D program allowed the development of the Accurasea company which markets the floating LiDAR buoy.
BLIDAR can host any lidar, including Leosphere's Windcube V2, the ZephIR 300M, or Mitsubishi Electric's Diabrezza V2
BLIDAR's primary mission is to accurately measure wind in all conditions found at offshore wind project sites worldwide.
BLIDAR's design includes a common core and adaptable parts to minimize buoy motion in local sea conditions.
In addition to wind measurements, BLIDAR also provides wave, current and environmental data.
BLIDAR can be shipped in standard shipping containers, which facilitates its transport by truck or cargo ship.
BLIDAR is targetting maximum reliability, through redundancy, multiple communication channels and structural protection.
Floating LIDAR technology has the potential to replace meteorological met masts for the measurement of primary wind resource data – wind speed and wind direction for a fraction of the cost.
The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator has published a roadmap for commercial acceptance of floating LIDAR technology. This document describes three stages of commercialisation in terms of accuracy and availability KPIs. It also explains how measurement uncertainties decrease as a floating LIDAR device moves from Stage 1 (baseline) through to Stage 2 (pre-commercial) and finally Stage 3 (commercial).Learn more
BLIDAR will conclude its two-year research program by an offshore campaign to validate the performance of a scale 1:1 prototype.
The verifications involved will include:
The background picture shows the Tillamook Rock Light (OR, USA)