Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1059–1073, 2020

Special issue: Flow in complex terrain: the Perdigão campaigns (WES/ACP/AMT...

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 1059–1073, 2020

Research article 24 Aug 2020

Research article | 24 Aug 2020

Multi-lidar wind resource mapping in complex terrain

Robert Menke et al.

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The estimation of wind resources in complex terrain is challenging as the wind conditions change significantly over short distances, different to flat terrain, where spatial changes are small. We demonstrate in this work that wind lidars can remotely map wind resources over large areas. This will have implications for the planning of wind energy projects and ultimately reduce uncertainties in wind resource estimations in complex terrain, making such areas more interesting for future development.