The FOWIND Consortium, led by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), has commissioned India’s first offshore Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) device, off the coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Khambhat.
The data from this offshore LiDAR will support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s efforts towards exploring the potential of offshore wind along India’s long coastline. The LiDAR is a Leosphere WINDCUBE v2 unit from MeteoPole.
India’s National Institute of Wind Energy developed the offshore platform on which the FOWIND LiDAR has been commissioned. GWEC stated this activity is another significant contribution by the FOWIND consortium towards ensuring that the offshore wind sector in India is supported by strong underlying technical data.