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New innovations and services extend the frontiers for the most accurate, trusted and proven lidar for Wind Resource Assessment (WRA).
WindCube has long been one of the most accurate and proven lidars on the market, deployed in both simple and complex terrains. These new capabilities extend the frontiers even further so you can leverage WindCube almost anywhere, in all types of environments.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
WRA is a make-or-break point for any wind farm project, onshore or offshore. Here’s where the technology stands today, presented by industry experts from Deutsche WindGuard® and Vaisala.
Make offshore wind farms not only technically feasible, but financially sound with single-source solutions for almost any need in offshore development and operations.
Wind resource assessment is a crucial, pressure-filled stage. Go beyond legacy technologies to capture the reliable, accurate data you need.
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.
Lidar is creating new opportunities for proactively improving energy capture and system reliability.
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.
The industry’s most trusted, bankable, and widely-deployed vertical profiling lidar, ideal for today’s increasing rotor sizes and hub heights.
Provides full, 360° wind awareness for a wide variety of applications – providing unmatched versatility and value over time.
WindCube vertical profiling lidar, ruggedized and optimized for buoys and other harsh offshore deployments.
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.
Intelligently adjust wind turbine light emissions, improving satisfaction for nearby communities while meeting stringent lighting regulations.
Accurately and reliably assess the meteorological conditions that lead to icing on rotor blades for better decision-making before damage occurs.
From Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV) to ongoing maintenance and helideck needs, environmental monitoring and weather nowcasting are changing wind energy.
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations, anywhere in the world.
Long-term historic data for specific sites and regions and accurate wind forecasts provide wind energy project owners and managers with the information they need to minimize risk and maximize output year over year.
From wind farm construction and turbine selection to operational continuity, Vaisala’s lightning solutions are optimized to improve weather awareness and project success.
Detect more real-time lightning events than any other network with unrivaled location accuracy and detection efficiency that covers the entire continental U.S.
Web-based worldwide thunderstorm tracking with the most accurate lightning detection including up-to-the-second lightning data and real-time lightning alerts.
How Vaisala provides the best global data for safety and efficiency.
See how Vaisala is pushing the wind energy industry toward new frontiers with comprehensive solutions to advance renewable energy.
Discover the many use cases of lidar for all phases of an offshore project.
Learn how Vaisala is providing trustworthy and reliable weather data with industry-leading IoT security for a better connected world.
Forecasts available as site-specific or regional, providing asset owners, project managers, energy traders, and schedulers superior information for decision-making.
Capturing the most value from investments in wind and solar energy projects with a thorough understanding of the location’s past weather patterns and trends.
This modern, cloud-based software helps to make your campaigns easier and more efficient.
Modern software for real-time storm awareness and improved safety.
AKROCEAN uses WindCube Offshore to enable new offshore development.
Analyzing island’s influence on surrounding wind field.
A real-world performance study for wind energy development
A wind farm owner identifies and fixes performance degradation with WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar.
A major wind turbine manufacturer and solutions provider launched a test project using WindCube and its patented Flow Complexity Recognition (FCR) software to verify ground-based lidar performance in complex terrain.
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.