LiDAR Applications for Energy Industry

  • Leyre Torre-TojalEmail author
  • Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede
  • Manuel Graña
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 771)


The first step for an optimum energy consumption reducing planning supposes the accurate estimation of the primary sources. For this purpose, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing technique is being widely applied because its ability to collect huge amounts of data with good accuracy. This study focuses on the application of this technology to the improvement of the assessment of wind, solar and biomass energies. In the case of the biomass, a proof of concept of the estimation for the Pinus Radiata specie in the Arratia-Nervión region (Spain) has been explained. Due to the promising results obtained with this technique, LiDAR has stand out as a powerful and versatile tool for energy consumption reduction in the industrial sector.


LiDAR Energy industry Remote sensing Biomass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leyre Torre-Tojal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede
    • 2
    • 4
  • Manuel Graña
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Vitoria-GasteizSpain
  2. 2.Department of Systems Engineering and Automatic Control, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Vitoria-GasteizSpain
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)Donostia-San SebastianSpain
  4. 4.Computational Intelligence GroupUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)LeioaSpain

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