This traditionally difficult process is simpler, thanks to WindCube nacelle-mounted 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.
The industry’s go-to reference lidar for PPT just got better.
Industry-first IEC classification? Check. New innovations for even more robust data AND it’s simpler to use? Check. WindCube Nacelle is proven to dramatically reduce operational cost while increasing efficiency. With hundreds deployed worldwide, on 100+ wind turbine models onshore and offshore, WindCube Nacelle continues to be the most innovative solution for reliable, accurate PPT.
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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.
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.
Discover the many use cases of lidar for all phases of an offshore project.
Discover how nacelle-mounted lidar performs against traditional met masts.
Discover how WindCube Insights — Analytics allows operators to perform quick, simple, and transparent PPT, with IEC-compliant filtering.
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.
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.
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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