IEC rule allows the measurement of wind turbine performance testing
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released a new standard that includes lidar measurements for wind turbine and resource assessments.
The IEC 61400-12-1:2017 standard delivers the technical basis for the acceptance of lidar measurements for wind turbine power performance testing and wind resource assessments.
This is because it formally allows the use of lidar as a supplementary or alternative measurement technique to mast-mounted cup anemometers.
The IEC is the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology.