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How Vaisala wind energy solutions are advancing renewable energy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlock the power of lightning nowcasts in any application, globally.
Enables intelligent analysis of lightning strikes, reliably distinguishing between low-risk strikes and those with greater potential to cause damage or start a fire.
Quick and easy access to Vaisala's high-quality, accurate historical lightning data through an API or an easy-to-use web interface. This enables robust, data-driven safety and planning practices, as well as advanced risk assessments and incident reporting.
Provides an easy-to-use web interface that lets users download and compile the exact lightning data they need from hazardous weather events near a facility or assets — often eliminating the need to purchase, install, or maintain any lightning detection sensors.
How Vaisala provides the best global data for safety and efficiency.
Learn about Vaisala's wind data solutions with Vice-President of Weather and Environment, Alexandre Sauvage.
See how Vaisala is pushing the wind energy industry toward new frontiers with comprehensive solutions to advance renewable energy.
Learn about the groundbreaking innovation providing unprecedented wind profile coverage and accuracy for offshore campaigns — from the shoreline or fixed platforms.
See how WindCube is making WRA possible in complex terrain.
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.
Discover how to access offshore weather information when every detail is crucial.
Explore how visibility sensors dramatically help reduce this impact by dimming the lights automatically when certain conditions are met.
Webinar Q&A – Nacelle-mounted lidar for Power Performance Testing: Industry prepares to scale up PPT in advance of pending IEC standard.
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.
Localized, real-time awareness of thunderstorm and lightning risks.
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.