A lidar put up to test the wind turbine

Addressing the challenge

WindScanner.eu is conceived as a new unique European distributed, mobile research infrastructure.

WindScanner.eu is established to address the needs of the European wind energy community for measurements of the 3-D wind field surroundings today’s huge wind turbines, wind farms, bridges, buildings, forests and mountains.

Detailed measurements are essential to optimize wind turbine design and siting and, thus an important driver for making wind energy become cheaper and more reliable for the benefit of the society.

The Europe WindScanner facility was included in the ESFRI roadmap for research infrastructures of pan-European interest in 2010, hence recognizing the scientific merit and European added value.