LiDAR for Wind and Electric

Just a couple of quick references as I am in the get ready for SPAR mode. Unless you are like the guy in the new commercial that lives under a rock you probably know that SPAR 2011 is this week in Houston, Texas. I hope to see many of you there.

On the wind front, ABB recently made an early stage investment in an Israeli firm that has patented LiDAR technology for sensing the vector in front of wind turbines in order to optimally align the blades. Pentalums SpiDAR technology can also be used to assess potential sites and increase overall profitability.

For over 20 years Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. EUCI has been producing educational events for you guessed it the electric utility industry. On May 5, 2011 they are going to host a 1.5 hour webinar entitled, LiDAR for NERC Compliance and Line Management. The NERC has created a de facto mandate for the use of LiDAR.