IEA Task 32: Wind Lidar Systems for Wind Energy Deployment (LIDAR)

Andrew Clifton, Martin Kühn, Davide Trabucchi, Mike Courtney, Andreas Rettenmeier

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Under the International Energy Agency Wind Implementing Agreement (IEA Wind) Task 11, researchers started examining novel applications for remote sensing and the issues around them during the 51st topical expert meeting about remote sensing in January 2007. The 59th topical expert meeting organized by Task 11 in October 2009 was also dedicated to remote sensing, and the first draft of the Task's recommended practices on remote sensing was published in January 2013. The results of the Task 11 topical expert meetings provided solid groundwork for a new IEA Wind Task 32 on wind lidar technologies. Members of the wind community identified the need to consolidate the knowledge about wind lidar systems to facilitate their use, and to investigate how to exploit the advantages offered by this technology. This was the motivation that led to the start of IEA Wind Task 32 'Lidar Application for Wind Energy Deployment' in November 2011. The kick-off was meeting was held in May 2012.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Published by IEA Wind

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-65311


  • IEA
  • lidar
  • light detection and ranging
  • remote sensing
  • Task 11


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