The project objectives will meet the goals of “EU TPWIND - Wind Condition activities addressing advanced measurement techniques including remote sensing” in reducing commercial risks by more accurate wind resource assessments and power performance measurements. We will achieve hitherto unprecedented accuracy in wind measurements of cup anemometry using state-of-the- art remote-sensing technology in wind tunnel and free field environments.

TrueWind will contribute to three significant commercial exploitations and a technological achievement:

  • Very short range wind lidar (lidic) calibration capability installed in the wind tunnels of Svend Ole Hansen ApS, and studies on tunnel boundary and turbulence influence on calibration holds potential for a substantial reduction in measurement uncertainty resulting in an increased global calibration market share, partly in Danish wind tunnels, partly in US based wind tunnels.
  • Improvement of WindSensor ApS cup anemometers, will ensure world's best classification for wind resource assessment and power performance verification and will result in increased global market share.
  • Commercialisation of lidic wind measurement equipment for wind tunnel applications by Dantec Dynamics A/S, will supplement a world leading LDA portfolio for wind tunnel measurement equipment and maintain global leadership in accurate wind tunnel measurement equipment.
  • An open field calibration facility at DTU Risø campus, based on a short range wind scanner with 3 lidic’s, will be developed to verify and improve a cup anemometer model used in the IEC61400-12-1 standard classification, and demonstration of the free field calibration facility capabilities will maintain technological leadership in DTU lidar technology.

The project began January 2016 and will run until November 2019