Ground based remote sensing

In addition to the conventional meteorological (met) masts in wind measurements the use of remote sensing devices (RSDs) such as SODAR (Sound Detection and Ranging) and LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) have become successful instruments. RSDs are widely used by both wind energy and wind engineering industries.


Main Features:


  • Reduce costs at remote sites
  • Vertically profiling the wind at multiple heights up to 200 meters above ground level
  • Scanning the wind at longer ranges both vertically and horizontally

Application areas:


  • Wind resource assessment and due diligence (pre/post-construction)
  • Validation of reference measurements
  • Power performance measurements
  • Site calibration
  • Wind farm performance evaluation
  • Wind engineering projects

Kjeller Vindteknikk provides various services with RSDs:


  • Installation, monitoring & servicing of SODARs and LIDARs
  • Site selection and suitability advise
  • Data follow up and quality control checks
  • Analysis & Reporting
  • Numerical simulations for flow correction at complex terrain sites

Kjeller Vindteknikk (KVT) offers rental of ground based RSDs. KVT has experience with LIDARs from Leosphere (Windcube, Windcube 100s/200s/400s) and ZephIR Lidar and SODARs from AQSystems.  KVT provides services for the RSDs rented or owned by customers.


For further information regarding remote sensing, please contact:


Erik Nordborg  +46 703 10 57 37
Finn K. Nyhammer  +47 951 17 246