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Manufacturers are crucial stakeholders in the advancement and success of wind energy projects. Whether onshore or offshore, their technologies are enabling the growth and profitability of this industry.
Vaisala enables manufacturers to market the best systems and secure their reputations through reliability, seamless integration, and global recognition. They find value in the one-stop integration of Vaisala technologies, from WindCube Nacelle lidars used for Lidar Assisted Control (LAC) to the Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WMT700 units for simplified, modernized turbine control.
These and related solutions enable manufacturers to customize existing wind turbines to further reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) or design larger wind turbines to increase Annual Energy Production, saving CAPEX by designing lighter wind turbines, and OPEX by increasing the lifetime of components and reducing O&M costs.
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.
By fully characterizing the incoming wind field, the system enables proactive control optimizations for changing conditions. This can result in significantly extended wind turbine design limits, reduced loads, improved safety, resilience to extreme events, and increased energy capture.
The industry’s go-to reference lidar for PPT just got better.
Industry-first IEC classification? Check. New innovations for even more robust data AND it’s simpler to use? Check. WindCube Nacelle is proven to dramatically reduce operational cost while increasing efficiency. With hundreds deployed worldwide, on 100+ wind turbine models onshore and offshore, WindCube Nacelle continues to be the most innovative solution for reliable, accurate PPT.
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WindCube® Nacelle makes Lidar-Assisted Control (LAC) a reality, reducing Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and creating numerous other benefits for wind energy.
Simplify this traditionally difficult process with WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar and a revolutionary software analytics tool.
Achieve continuous gains in power capture and system performance using the industry’s most versatile lidar suite.
Embrace Lidar-Assisted Control (LAC) at scale, optimizing energy capture and setting your turbine portfolio apart.
Discover the remarkable science and business outcomes of the industry's gold standard wind lidar.
Industry-leading nacelle lidar can be deployed temporarily for operational PPT and optimization, or integrated by manufacturers for feedforward turbine control.
Software providing full fleet visibility and management for WindCube, and IEC-compliant PPT for WindCube Nacelle.
The ideal ultrasonic wind sensor to enable precise turbine control. Simple, rugged design and extremely high reliability in almost any conditions.
Accurately and reliably assess the meteorological conditions that lead to icing on rotor blades for better decision-making before damage occurs.
Intelligently adjust wind turbine light emissions, improving satisfaction for nearby communities while meeting stringent lighting regulations.
Learn how it works and how it affordably and accurately enables PPT so operators can maximize power output and profit.
See how Vaisala is pushing the wind energy industry toward new frontiers with comprehensive solutions to advance renewable energy.
Wind System's interview with Matthieu Boquet, Head of Wind Energy Market & Offering at Vaisala about the WindCube® Nacelle being the first lidar to receive full classification according to the new IEC 61400-50-3 standard.
Learn more about our recently announced IEC classification and new enhancements to our WindCube Nacelle lidar, already widely deployed and accepted in many developer and manufacturer Turbine Supply Agreements.
Discover why industry leaders are already using nacelle-mounted lidar for Power Performance Testing.
Discover how nacelle-mounted lidar performs against traditional met masts.
Discover how WindCube Insights — Analytics allows operators to perform quick, simple, and transparent PPT, with IEC-compliant filtering.
Vaisala is ready to talk about your wind project and how we can make it better. Contact us today. We’ll give your project the fresh air it needs.