Services - Windspeed Measurement
Services - Met Tower
We can provide assistance in setting up any size wind measurement tower at your site.
We also offer assistance suited for mid-sized wind turbine projects with hub heights not to exceed 200' and on-site measurement of your wind resource with long-term airport correlation.
SODAR (Sound Doppler Radar)
WES Engineering Inc. is now able to offer complete wind measurement, monitoring, and analysis services to wind energy projects. This includes measuring wind using traditional pole mounted cup-anemometers and wind vanes, modeling of wind speed over the project area and predicting wind speeds and energy at each turbine location using WASP modeling software, and now Sound Doppler Radar (SODAR) mobile wind measurement at potential turbine locations.
SODAR uses sound signals sent up into the sky and reflected back to the receiver to measure wind speeds. The unit is best operated in conjunction with on-site wind measurement equipment installed on a nearby tower. A temporary met mast can be added on the site near the SODAR if no additional cup anemometer (or similar) wind data and wind direction data is available.
SODAR is the least cost remote sensing wind measurement device and often has >90% availability up to 80m height.
The ASC Model 4000 SODAR Equipment
Secondwind Triton SODAR
LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)
WES Engineering's newest Wind Project Development Service is with LIDAR
Our LIDAR service includes options of measurement with data analysis report or with met tower correlation and report.
Standalone LIDAR Measurement
Start wind measurement ahead of met tower installation to extend your measurement period.
Many sites have >90% availability up to 200m height.
LIDAR with a Met Tower
Use the LIDAR to Extend your Met Tower.
Use LIDAR to reduce the Wind-Shear uncertainty through actual measurement
LIDAR for Turbine Power-Performance Verification
Does your new turbine perform as warranted?
Are you producing the power you should?
Can you improve the power production?
You can find out by using the LlDAR to Measure the wind coming to the Turbine, and comparing it to the guaranteed Power-Curve.
What is included in the WindSpeed Package:
Suited for mid-sized wind turbine projects with hub heights
not to exceed 200'. On-site measurement of your wind resource with long-term
Site evaluation and assistance with the site selection
Preliminary Long-Term Wind Speed Estimate
Wind Measurement Campaign - See Options 1 or 2
Raw data collection and cleaning
Obtaining Long-Term Reference data (ASOS/Airport or other) and converting it to useable format
Performing multiple correlations and using the best match for producing long-term data set
Creating a Report for the Long-Term Wind Speed estimate with Net Energy Output for 3 turbines
Administrative and Other Cost