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Establishing floating lidar as the standard for offshore wind resource measurements

Today, Floating Lidar Systems (FLS) are considered to be the established and de facto standard technology for offshore wind resource assessment measurements in the wind industry. Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES has accompanied this development from the beginning, not only as an expert in the development of guidelines and recommendations, but also by providing its own system. The Fraunhofer IWES Wind Lidar Buoy is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, after the first prototype was tested at the FINO1 meteorological mast in the German North Sea for the first time in 2013.

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