The viability of small wind projects depends mainly on the appropriate choice of an installation site. To choose an appropriate site, a wind study must be conducted. This wind study requires expert knowledge and appropriate instrumentation.
The use of precise and reliable electronic instrumentation is indispensable to achieve this goal.
Our answer is the Windlogger. It is a simple and cheap tool created by Gilles Longuet which can be used either to monitor a wind turbine or to conduct a wind measurement campaign.
What the Windlogger can do
The Windlogger can acquire:
- wind speed
- wind direction
- DC voltage and current
- AC voltage and current
ERIGRID Access at the National University of Athens in July 2017
During the summer of 2017, the Measurement WG went to the hot city of Athens to perform characterization measurements in the Windlogger!
During two weeks we performed many measurements and developed a way to calibrate the windlogger with a 1% margin of error!
We tested the windlogger on real conditions at Rafina, near Athens.
Files for the windlogger can be found in its github site:
We would like to thank the European Community for helping us through this Erigrid access!
“ERIGrid project funded by the EC”