Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Uppsala University New European Wind Atlas project is using seven AQ510

For at least four months in 2016 a major measurement campaign will take place in Sweden as part of the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) program. Seven AQ510 SoDARs from AQSystem have been deployed in combination with a 180m met mast and three lidar.  The project aims to get increased knowledge on turbulence and wind climate over forests at heights relevant for modern wind turbines. The AQ510’s are deployed over a 10km area, run by Uppsala University and Weathertech Scandinavia the campaign is the Swedish contribution to the NEWA project, in which similar large scale experiments will take place at a variety of sites across Europe.

Each AQ510 will supply wind speed, direction and turbulence data at 33 measurement heights from 40m to 200m above ground level. This data will be used to confirm hub-height resource as well as wind shear, veer and turbulence across the eventual rotor diameters.

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is Sweden’s oldest university. It is a broad research university with well-defined missions: to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to collaborate in various ways to help make the world a better place. Uppsala University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

AQ510 Wind Finder is an advanced yet cost effective SoDAR system which sets new standards in remote sensing performance. With well proven accuracy and very high data availability at all heights AQ510 replaces the previous generation AQ500 which has been Europe’s leading wind industry SoDAR for the last 10 years.

Each AQ510 is individually validated and certified against an IEC compliant 100m met mast and the system has been independently verified as capable of meeting the stringent requirements of draft standard IEC 61400‐12‐1 rev 2. AQ510 performance has been verified by DNV‐GL, Ecofys and BBB Umwelttechnik.

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