WindCube® lidars are the most trusted and widely deployed in the wind industry. Their accurate data, versatility, and cost-effectiveness are trusted by developers, operators, and manufacturers around the world.
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In the last 15 years, as the wind energy industry has evolved, lidar has gained acceptance and enthusiasm in all corners of the wind energy industry. And the move toward lidar for both onshore and offshore uses continues to gain momentum.
Leosphere’s suite of WindCube lidars — the most trusted and prevalent lidars on the market — provide the reliable, powerful data that manufacturers, wind developers, and operators need the most. Due in large part to WindCube’s innovations, lidar has evolved past previous limitations and is pushing wind energy to new heights.
With lidar, wind developers gain quality data and reduce the need for data extrapolation (an increasing challenge with met masts alone). They can also use lidar to optimize turbine layout and design. Offshore, lidar has become critical — dramatically reducing cost and complexity while enabling wind measurement for even the largest turbines.
Wind operators face common pressures for performance testing and optimization, and lidar is their secret weapon. WindCube ground-based and nacelle-mounted lidar technologies are rapidly improving how these important operations are conducted.
Lidar is a perfect tool for validating designs and fueling innovation at the manufacturer level. It is standard equipment for many manufacturers, who use it to increase sales, achieve higher outputs, and reduce uncertainty.
WindCube Nacelle for feeoforward 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.
In wind energy, the brightest scientists, creators, and innovators work to develop more affordable, clean energy. For decades, Vaisala products have provided exceptionally long service lives, reduced consumption and waste, and eliminated costly human travel and maintenance — all of which help wind energy leaders improve not just their business outcomes, but their communities as well.
This detailed ebook explains how lidar works, why it is such a valuable tool for wind energy, and why WindCube is the most trusted lidar solution out there.
The industry’s most trusted, bankable, and widely-deployed vertical profiling lidar, ideal for today’s increasing rotor sizes and hub heights.
Provides full, 360° wind awareness for a wide variety of applications – providing unmatched versatility and value over time.
WindCube vertical profiling lidar, ruggedized and optimized for buoys and other harsh offshore deployments.
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.
Wind resource assessment is a crucial, pressure-filled stage. Go beyond legacy technologies to capture the reliable, accurate data you need.
Simplify this traditionally difficult process with WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar and a revolutionary software analytics tool.
Achieve continuous gains in power capture and system performance using the industry’s most versatile lidar suite.
Lidar is creating new opportunities for proactively improving energy capture and system reliability.
Embrace Lidar-Assisted Control (LAC) at scale, optimizing energy capture and setting your turbine portfolio apart.
Advances in bankability, data quality, and flexibility
Learn about the industry-standard lidar for accurate, bankable wind data.
Provides accurate 3D wind mapping and wake analysis at any stage of your project.
Profiling lidar for floating buoys and harsh marine environments.
Nacelle-mounted lidar and analytics software for long-range Power Performance Testing.
Discover why WindCube Nacelle is best for feedforward turbine control.
Discover 5 important ways lidar is changing our industry.
Learn why the industry is embracing remote sensing.
Learn from experts how scanning lidar works, unique benefits, and applications.
See how scanning lidar can make certainty your most valuable resource.
Understand the key applications and benefits of scanning lidar in wind energy.
Hear from industry experts on the lessons they have learned.
Leveraging nacelle-mounted lidar for Power Performance Testing.
The benefits of nacelle-lidar for PPT vs. met masts.
How Centrale Nantes uses WindCube® Scan lidar to research and optimize floating wind turbines offshore.
A global wind and solar developer uses WindCube lidars to explore new territory and improve financial outcomes.
A Dutch wind farm developer achieves better financing with WindCube lidar assessment.
A wind farm owner identifies and fixes performance degradation with WindCube nacelle-mounted lidar.
A real-world performance study for wind energy development