Long-range Power Performance Testing

This traditionally difficult process is simpler, thanks to WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar and a revolutionary new software analytics tool.

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.

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.

WindCube Nacelle: New IEC classification + enhancements

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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WindCube Nacelle Power performance testing.

eBook: Power Performance Testing with 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.

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