From 7 - 11 June, 25 PhD students from different countries are attending a summer school at Risø on remote sensing for wind turbines. Remote sensing is a way to measure things and phenomena from a distance. Remote sensing is performed using e.g. laser beams, microwaves and sound waves. A well known example of remote sensing is when the police use speed control by means of laser measuring equipment.
Remote sensing is increasingly used to make wind turbines more efficient and economical. The area is developing rapidly and therefore ideal for a summer school for busy PhD students. At the five-day summer school 7 - 11 June 2010 at Risø DTU the students will learn everything about the techniques behind remote sensing equipment which has been developed specifically for research in wind energy. Moreover, they will be taught how remote sensing can be used to map wind resources, to measure how much power the wind turbine supplies at certain wind speeds and how to control wind turbines, protecting them from sudden, strong gusts of wind. The summer school includes practical experiments with remote sensing methods dealing with their advantages and disadvantages. The participants come from many European countries and also from Canada, the USA and Brazil. This is the third year for this summer school to take place at Risø. The summer school has been organised by Senior Scientist Charlotte Bay Hasager from the Wind Energy Division.
Charlotte Bay HasagerSenior ScientistWind Energy (VEA)
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