IEC 61400-50-3:2022 

Wind energy generation systems - Part 50-3: Use of nacelle-mounted lidars for wind measurements


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IEC 61400-50-3:2022 describes procedures and methods that ensure that wind measurements using nacelle-mounted wind lidars are carried out and reported consistently and according to best practice. This document does not prescribe the purpose or use case of the wind measurements. However, as this document forms part of the IEC 61400 series of standards, it is anticipated that the wind measurements will be used in relation to some form of wind energy test or resource assessment.
The scope of this document is limited to forward-looking nacelle-mounted wind lidars (i.e. the measurement volume is located upstream of the turbine rotor).
This document aims to describe wind measurements using nacelle-mounted wind lidar with sufficient quality for the use case of power performance testing (according to IEC 61400-12-1:2017).
The contents of the corrigendum of November 2023 have been included in this copy.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2022-01-07
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 88 - Wind energy generation systemsrss
ICS27.180 - Wind turbine energy systems
Stability date  2026
File size6095 KB

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