85
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years of proven technology

170
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countries using our solutions

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offices in 18 countries

1900
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innovative professionals

Toward new frontiers

How Vaisala wind energy solutions are advancing renewable energy.

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    Freedom to innovate

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    People have harnessed the wind for centuries, and for countless applications. Today, the wind energy industry has inherited this tradition. It is filled with innovators who use the wind like no one before imagined, and the world is better for it.

    Recent evolutions in the wind industry — aided by Vaisala technologies, including WindCube® lidar — have given stakeholders better, bankable data with increased agility and simplicity. This has unleashed some of the most imaginative and useful innovations in the history of wind energy.

    Vaisala’s wind energy solutions are unrivaled in their comprehensiveness and value. Vaisala is the only company on the planet providing end-to-end weather and environmental solutions with fully integrated, globally trusted sensing and digital services.

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    Wind development

    Vaisala solutions provide the best possible wind data while freeing users from old constraints related to siting and compliance restrictions, costly and immovable met mast structures, and uncertainty driven by data extrapolation, and more. Previously impossible applications, such as simple, IEC-compliant Power Performance Testing (PPT), have become routine.

    And we’re pushing the industry into even newer frontiers, including ambitious offshore projects that incentivize and stretch global manufacturing and infrastructure.

    Key applications in wind development include:

    • Site prospection
    • Site suitability
    • Wind resource assessment
    • Repowering (onshore)
    • Farm extension (offshore)
    • PPT — contractual power curve
    • Offshore ship operations for build-up

     

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    Wind operations

    Wind operators face common pressures for performance testing and optimization, and Vaisala lidars and related solutions are their secret weapons. WindCube lidar technologies are rapidly improving how these important operations are conducted, making previously impossible operations routine and reliable. And a range of other sensors are creating new applications and giving operators competitive advantages.

    Applications include:

    • Permanent wind monitoring
    • Weather & obstruction light monitoring
    • PPT — performance verification
    • Retrofit and performance increase
    • Site O&M
    • Offshore ship operations for maintenance
    • Minutes/hour/day ahead forecasting

     

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    Turbine development

    Vaisala enables turbine manufacturers to market the best systems and secure their reputations through reliability, seamless integration, and global recognition. Our solutions reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE), enable larger wind turbine designs to increase Annual Energy Production, save CAPEX by enabling lighter wind turbines, and increase the lifetime of components to reduce O&M costs.

    Notably, WindCube Nacelle for feedforward turbine control enables turbine manufacturers and integrators to rapidly adopt and market LAC — creating numerous benefits for themselves and their end users.

    Applications include:

    • Feedforward turbine control for Lidar Assisted Control (LAC)
    • New turbine prototyping
    • Equipment for turbine control

     

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    Why Vaisala?

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    We are innovators, scientists, and discoverers who are helping fundamentally change how the world is powered. Vaisala elevates wind and solar customers around the globe so they can meet the greatest energy challenges of our time.

    Our weather and environmental monitoring solutions for renewable energy are guided by several key priorities:

    • Thoughtful evolution in a time of change
    • Making renewable energy smarter at every stage
    • Extending our legacy of leadership

    Vaisala is the only company to offer 360° renewable energy solutions — from sensors and systems to digital services and actionable intelligence — nearly anywhere on the planet (and even on Mars). Every Vaisala solution benefits from our 85+ years of experience, pioneering deployments in 170+ countries, and unrivaled thought leadership.

    Our innovation story, like the renewable energy story, continues.

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    An industry of innovators

    eBook: An industry of innovators, 2022 edition

    Brilliant minds are discovering powerful new ways to use WindCube® lidar technology that propel wind energy into the future. Get our new eBook to explore three of the latest innovations, highlighting the solutions and the creators behind them.

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