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The collection of papers and articles below are testament to the extensive research SgurrEnergy consultants have carried out on Lidar technology as a precise wind measurement device. In addition they highlight the massive potential that Galion Lidar offers in support of energy yield measurement and the longevity of operational assets in wind energy projects.

For more information on these papers or to discuss any aspect of Galion Lidar including purchase and rental, please contact Dr. Peter Clive on galion@sgurrenergy.com or telephone +44 (0) 141 227 1700.


Developing standards for remote sensing in wind power applications

This presentation by Dr Peter Clive describes remote sensing in the wind power industry and the underlying motivation in terms of techniques for assessing incident wind resource.

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EWEA Offshore 2015 – Lidar scan geometry explained

SgurrEnergy’s Dr Peter Clive investigates the topic of Lidar scan geometry.

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The wind farm whisperers: Data acquisition and analysis for wind farm optimization

SgurrEnergy’s Dr Peter Clive investigates the topic of ‘The wind farm whisperers: Data acquisition and analysis for wind farm optimization.’

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Robust low cost offshore power curve tests

SgurrEnergy’s Dr Peter Clive explores the topic of robust low cost offshore power curve tests with Lidar.

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Lidar use cases for the acquisition of high value data sets

SgurrEnergy’s Dr Peter Clive explores the topic of Lidar use cases for the acquisition of high value data sets.

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DEWEK 2015 – Wind farm whisperers

This poster, taken from the recent DEWEK 2015 conference, investigates data acquisition and analysis for offshore wind farms.

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DEWEK 2015 – Lidar use cases

This poster, taken from the recent DEWEK 2015 conference, highlights Lidar use cases for the acquisition of high value data sets.

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Offshore wind turbine compliance tests performed for onshore costs

This presentation, delivered by SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive, explores offshore wind turbine compliance tests performed for onshore costs.

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The wind farm whisperers

Peter Clive presented on the 3 golden rules of wind farm optimisation at All Energy 2014 in Aberdeen.

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The emergence of eolics

SgurrEnergy’s senior scientist Peter Clive authored this paper which discusses the emergence of eolics.

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Lidar measurements and visualisation of turbulence and wake decay length

SgurrEnergy’s consultants Daniel Gallacher and Graham More authored a whitepaper, presented at EWEA 2014 Annual Conference, which looks at lidar measurements and visualisation of turbulence and wake decay length.

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Offshore compression zone measurement and visualisation

This whitepaper, authored by SgurrEnergy consultants, looks at Offshore Compression zone measurement and visualisation.

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Offshore power curve tests for onshore costs

This whitepaper, developed jointly between SgurrEnergy and AREVA Wind, showcases a real world case study of an offshore power curve test for onshore costs. The accompanying poster won the EWEA 2014 industry poster award.

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Get the dumb stuff right and give the clever stuff a chance

SgurrEnergy’s senior scientist Peter Clive presented on the vital importance of ensuring the basics are in place to support advanced optimisation further down the line.

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Galion Lidar verification report – Fraunhofer IWES

Independent report by Fraunhofer IWES verifying the accuracy of Galion Lidar’s “remote mast” functionality- the first independent validation of this wind measurement methodology in the industry.

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Galion Lidar verification report – Deutsche WindGuard

Independent report produced by wind energy experts, Deutsche WindGuard, validating Galion Lidar wind scanning and measurement capabilities.

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Modelling of wind speed and turbulence intensity for a forested site in complex terrain

This whitepaper, developed jointly between ANSYS UK, ScottishPower Renewables and SgurrEnergy, discusses modelling of wind speed and turbulence intensity for a forested site in complex terrain.
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Offshore power performance assessment for onshore costs – poster

This poster, authored by SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive, outlines the need for offshore power performance assessments.

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Unlocking the value of lidar

This whitepaper highlights the benefits of lidar technology.

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Quantifying the financial benefits of lidar

This poster illustrates the financial benefits of using lidar technology.

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Offshore power performance assessment for onshore costs

This paper, authored by SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive, outlines the need for offshore power performance assessments.

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Remote sensing best practice

In this paper, SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive outlines the status of the regulatory environment regarding the use of remote sensing.

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Remote sensing standards – their current status and significance for offshore projects

In this paper, SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive outlines the status of the regulatory environment regarding the use of remote sensing offshore.

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2nd generation Lidar techniques in complex forested terrain

This whitepaper, authored by SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive, examines 2nd generation lidar techniques in complex forested terrain.

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Assessing wind turbine power performance using remote sensing

In this paper, SgurrEnergy’s senior scientist Peter Clive, discusses the use of remote sensing to assess wind turbine power performance.

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Direct measurement of wind turbine wakes using remote sensing

SgurrEnergy’s Peter Clive and University of Strathclyde’s Iain Dinwoodie and Francis Quail review the use of lidar devices to measure wind turbine wakes.

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Getting it right pre-construction

SgurrEnergy’s senior scientist Peter Clive reviews the available tools and techniques for ensuring complete assessments of project sites are conducted pre-construction.

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