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LiDAR and Met Mast: Which is the Smart Choice in the Wind Measurement Campaign?

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In recent years, wind energy has become one of the important sources in the global energy market. As wind energy is becoming a trend, understanding wind data collection solutions is also a focus of many investors/developers. If in the past, Met mast was the top choice, now Wind LiDAR is gradually receiving more attention. So what is the smart choice for investors/developers in their wind measurement campaign? Let’s explore this in the article below.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind LiDAR

LiDAR is an acronym for “Light Detection and Ranging”. This is a remote technology that uses laser beams to sense wind conditions from afar, providing broader and more flexible coverage than fixed weather measurement towers.

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  • Mobile and Flexible: LiDAR technology can be deployed to various locations for data collection.
  • Continuous Data: LiDAR provides continuous wind speed and direction data in 3D space.
  • Increasing Accuracy: LiDAR technology has improved accuracy in recent years.

Disadvantages :

  • Weather Sensitivity: LiDAR can be affected by rain, snow, and fog.
  • Higher Initial Cost: LiDAR technology has a higher initial cost compared to Met Masts.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Met Mast:

A meteorological tower (met mast) is a tall structure equipped with measuring sensors such as anemometers, wind vans and other meteorological devices. The weather measurement tower has traditionally played an important role in providing valuable information and accurate point data for the industry.



  • Accuracy: Met Masts have been used for decades and provide high accuracy in measuring wind speed and direction.
  • Point Data: Met Masts provide data at a fixed location, allowing monitoring of changes over time.
  • Reliability: Met Masts are not affected by weather conditions and maintain high reliability.


  • Immobility: Met Masts are fixed structures and cannot be easily moved to different locations.
  • Cost and Time: Installation and maintenance of Met Masts can be costly and time-consuming.
  • Safety: High risk for manpower when doing installation and maintenance because of the height of at least 120 meters.

Optimal evaluation and selection:

While Wind LiDAR and Met Mast both play crucial roles in wind energy development, the choice between the two often depends on specific project requirements and constraints. As technology advances, we can expect to see further improvements in both systems, making wind energy even more efficient and accessible.


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At VIVABLAST, we have expanded our presence across numerous countries such as Vietnam, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan. Our team of top experts is committed to providing accurate and tailored wind resource assessment solutions. We understand that choosing the right measurement tool is important to optimize wind energy potential. We not only provide in-depth information about Wind LiDAR and met mast but also make specific recommendations based on the special requirements of your project, helping you make the most informed decisions to develop your wind farm. Join us in driving the renewable revolution and creating a future of clean energy.

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Over the past two decades, Southeast Asia experienced rapid economic growth with significant investments in industrial facilities, equipment, and infrastructures of Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Marine, Power Generation & Manufacturing sectors.

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