SWE is the Operating Agent for IEA Wind Task 32. IEA Wind Task 32 is an international collaboration to identify and mitigate barriers to the use of wind lidar technology in wind energy applications such as site assessment, power performance, loads and control, and complex flow. We have written reports and peer-reviewed papers, held Round-Robin comparisons, produced Recommended Practices and worked with many organizations in academia, government, and industry.
We use workshops to make progress on specific themes and also find out from each other what still needs to be done. In the six years that the Task has been active, more than 400 people from 15 countries have taken part in about 20 meetings that have led to significant advances in the adoption of wind lidar.
May 2011 to December 2021
University of Stuttgart - Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE)
funded by members of International Energy Agency (IEA) and german BMWi
participants world wide
Content at SWE
VuM members provide subject-matter contributions to IEA Wind Task 32, leveraging their experience with other SWE projects. They have also taken part in and led workshops, and contributed to a recent journal paper summarizing the state-of-the-art in wind lidar research and future opportunties.
Wind Lidar is a very promising tool for providing the data needed to control individual wind turbines and the whole wind plant. ROM has provided subject matter expertise and taken part in workshops and round robins to test ideas. They have also taken part in and led workshops, and contributed to a recent journal paper summarizing the state-of-the-art in wind lidar research and future opportunties.