WindCube Nacelle

Industry-leading nacelle lidar can be deployed temporarily for contractual and operational Power Performance Testing (PPT) and optimization, or integrated by manufacturers for feedforward Turbine Control.

New advancements in measuring Turbulence Intensity with wind lidar

Industry players are working to increase lidar’s acceptance for TI measurements through projects aimed at developing guidelines and recommended practices — an ongoing effort. Vaisala is committed to advancing lidar technology and the wind energy industry through rigorous research and innovation.

New advancements in measuring Turbulence Intensity with wind lidar

Every turbine reaches its potential


WindCube® Nacelle is the industry’s most used and trusted nacelle-mounted lidar. Suitable for any turbine, this standalone nacelle-mounted lidar measures wind conditions at hub height at an unprecedented range of 700m — enabling efficient PPT and optimization.

The enhanced measurement range provides of the standalone lidar provides a complete picture of the wind profile — with accuracy and reliability as good as or better than met masts.


PPT made simple

Power Performance Testing (PPT) has always been a time-consuming and expensive process. With an unprecedented range of up to 700 meters, WindCube® Nacelle is the only lidar on the market to reach such distances — both onshore and offshore — and meet the PPT requirements for any current and future wind turbine, with accuracy and reliability as good as or better than met masts.

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Helping manufacturers innovate


WindCube Nacelle Turbine Control enables manufacturers and integrators to adopt and market Lidar-assisted Control (LAC) — creating numerous benefits for themselves and their end users.

Turbine control is an extension of existing WindCube Nacelle lidar technology, and it has been shown to integrate seamlessly with turbine manufacturers’ projects. This simplicity of integration extends to wind developers and operators as well, further enhancing the manufacturer’s value proposition.

WindCube: the most trusted wind lidar in the industry

Pioneering the gold standard in science, innovation and support

Today WindCube lidars are backed by the best science and metrology and validated by the most demanding testing and certifications in the industry.


It's Time to Take Wind Energy Ever Higher

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.