This traditionally difficult process is simpler, thanks to WindCube Nacelle lidar and a revolutionary new software analytics tool.
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.
Coupled with the WindCube Insights Analytics software platform — engineered specifically to support WindCube Nacelle — operators can perform quick, simple, and transparent PPT with IEC-compliant filtering, AEP calculation, and uncertainties reporting.
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.
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.
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.
In 2022, we introduced new innovations to WindCube Nacelle. See how the industry’s go-to wind lidar continues to lead the pack.
Four key wind energy organizations teamed up for a three-month wind energy measurement campaign to answer the question.
Learn how it works and how it affordably and accurately enables PPT so operators can maximize power output and profit.
Discover why industry leaders are already using nacelle-mounted lidar for Power Performance Testing.
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.
Discover the many use cases of lidar for all phases of an offshore project.
PES Wind Think Tank article seeks to answer: Can nacelle-mounted lidar, with its flexible measurement range, provide a complete testing solution? Read the case study.
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.
Equinor and IFP Energies nouvelles present results of WindCube Nacelle performance at the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm.
Discover how nacelle-mounted lidar performs against traditional met masts.
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.
This poster presents and evaluates the algorithm for calculating the REWS using the latest version of WindCube® Nacelle, previously known as Wind Iris.
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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