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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Already included in multiple developer and manufacturer Turbine Supply Agreements, WindCube® Nacelle is the first lidar to receive full classification according to the new IEC standard for nacelle-mounted lidars.
Discover the innovative WindCube Nacelle long-range version — suitable for any turbine type and rotor diameter, offshore and onshore, with a range up to 700m.
Discover modern, cloud-based software for WindCube and WindCube Nacelle fleet and campaign management.
Discover the many use cases of lidar for all phases of an offshore project.
How lidar is raising the bar for today's wind measurement campaigns.
Learn how it works and how it affordably and accurately enables PPT so operators can maximize power output and profit.
In 2022, we introduced new innovations to WindCube Nacelle. See how the industry’s go-to wind lidar continues to lead the pack.
Turbulence Intensity (TI) is one of the most important wind-related parameters, and is widely used in many applications, such as the verification of PPT, the load estimation of WTG, and the assessment of turbine micro-siting.
Four key wind energy organizations teamed up for a three-month wind energy measurement campaign to answer the question.
Discover why industry leaders are already using nacelle-mounted lidar for Power Performance Testing.
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.
Equinor and IFP Energies nouvelles present results of WindCube Nacelle performance at the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm.
WindCube® Insights Fleet provides full fleet visibility and management, simplifying processes that used to be more difficult.
Take advantage of the latest research and deepen your understanding of WindCube lidar technology with presentations created by Vaisala scientists and other wind energy experts.
The rotor equivalent wind speed is the wind speed corresponding to the kinetic energy flux through the swept rotor area, when accounting for the vertical wind shear.
Study on turbulence measurement using Nacelle-Mounted Lidar.
Learn about the unique 700m range extension of nacelle lidars for modern offshore wind turbines.
Read about the novel method used to evaluate the induction zone of wind turbine using nacelle-mounted lidar.
Explore this join-industry project on nacelle-mounted lidar for Power Performance Testing.
A side-by-side test of met masts and two lidar types is conducted.
A wind farm owner identifies and fixes performance degradation with WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar.
How SSE uses WindCube Nacelle lidar to improve offshore Power Performance Assessment campaigns.
Using several WindCube technologies for Wind Resource Assessment and Power Performance Testing
Uso de diferentes gamas de WindCube para la evaluación de recursos eólicos y pruebas de rendimiento energético.
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