Published May 25, 2023 | Version v1
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A data-driven approach to the design and implementation of retrofit lidar assisted control systems

  • 1. ZX Lidars
  • 2. sowento
  • 3. sowento, Flensburg University


Presentation at the Wind Energy Science Conference 2023 as part of the Mini Symposium "IEA Wind Task 52: Lidar-Assisted Control, Turbulence Estimation, and Digitalization

We report a successful and safe demonstration of load reduction using lidar assisted control (LAC) on an active stall turbine on a commercial wind farm. The project dimensions and commercial requirements were a test bed for concepts aimed at reducing the barriers to commercial LAC deployment: Utilisation of a data-driven design approach, Use of a simplified lidar prototype. Baseline and lidar-assisted load measurements were aligned with design simulation predictions across a range of operational conditions. The prototype wind lidar was stable and flexible with performance matching or exceeding expectations



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