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Measurements Campaigns

Knowing the production potential of renewable energy sources

It is vital for renewable energy sources to understand the availability of the key resource such as wind, hydrological flow and solar radiation.

Wind Energy

To know the characteristics of the wind field of a specific site enables you to define the IEC class, to select the most suitable turbine as also to optimize the park layout and the micro siting. Collecting data by a wind measurement campaign is crucial for the energy yield assessment and the estimation of the energy production potential on a specific site:

ÅF’s services in detail:

  • Planning and Organizing wind measurement campaigns (Choice of measurement location, Type of measurement (Metmast / Sodar / Lidar), Permitting, Procurement of meteomast, detection equipment, software)
  • Supervision and remote  monitoring of the system
  • Storage concept and regularly verification of collected data

Hydrological Measurement

If you want use surface water / rivers for hydro power or protect people and infrastructure against flooding it is essential to know the hydrological parameters such as discharge and velocity as detailed as possible.

ÅF’s services in detail:

  • Planning, purchase and installing hydrological measurement stations
  • Supervision and remote monitoring of the system
  • Storage concept and regularly verification of collected data

Solar Measurement

Do you know the average sun hours of a place you are planning photovoltaic panels? Do you know the intensity of the solar radiation as also the atmospheric disturbance of this place?

A weather station detecting all the relevant parameters would give you the answers as also the certainty of the energy production potential by planning a photovoltaic plant.

ÅF’s services in detail:

  • Planning, purchase and installing metrological station
  • Supervision and remote monitoring of the system
  • Storage concept and regularly verification of collected data

References

Contacts

Christian Buser

Christian Buser

Head of Renewable Energies & Environment, Switzerland
+41 56 483 12 12 Christian.Buser@afconsult.com