BLIDAR

LIDAR buoy

Projet en cours

Project leader NKE
Industrials partners Eolfi
Research partners Ifremer, IRSEEM
Budget 2 164 K€
Cofinanceur publics FUI (Single Interministerial Fund) & regional authorities
Year of labeling 2010 (Joint labelling with Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and DERBI)
Year of co-financing 2011

The BLIDAR project aims to complete offshore measurement missions to predict the offshore wind farm's annual energy yield and assess the profitability of the wind farm. It also aims to provide an alternative means of calculating offshore mast measurements. By reducing the environmental and visual impact, it will show up to an altitude of 200m and can be installed regardless of the water depth at a competitive price.

The BLIDAR project aims at developing a metocean data measurement buoy for the resource assessment (especially wind conditions using a LIDAR) of offshore wind projects. “Floating lidars” can accurately measure wind characteristics from 40 to 200m high, in a broad range of water depths, for the tenth of the cost of an offshore met mast. The BLIDAR project resumed in 2014 for a two-year program. Its last phase will consist in installing a prototype at sea to validate its performance.