Revolutionary advances in PPT, monitoring, and performance optimization for wind farm operations and life management.
In a rapidly changing industry, WindCube lidar and related Vaisala solutions reduce uncertainty, simplify traditionally burdensome operations, accelerate innovation, and provide complete meteorological intelligence. Only Vaisala gives wind operators this level of comprehensiveness and integration.
There are no lidars quite like WindCube lidars. WindCube Nacelle, for example, is the first nacelle-mounted lidar to comply with the IEC 61400-50-3 standard, and it boasts unparalleled ranges up to 700m, with options for short- or long-range models depending on user needs. WindCube, WindCube Offshore, and WindCube Scan provide similar value to all sorts or operations, onshore and offshore.
Vaisala’s related weather sensors, systems, and data services enhance the power of WindCube lidar, enabling operators to manage wind farms decisively, strategically, and profitably.
Key benefits in wind operations include:
WindCube Nacelle lidar makes the complicated task of PPT simpler and faster. Widely accepted and easy to manage, WindCube Nacelle, combined with WindCube Insights — Analytics software, is changing how this crucial task is done.
A modern, web-based software tool, WindCube Insights — Analytics produces ready-to-use IEC tables and annual energy production (AEP) calculations in just a few clicks, with built-in templating for using SCADA data from any turbine type. It also proactively displays which IEC paragraph/standards is being referenced while in use. Together with WindCube Nacelle, it makes the traditionally burdensome process of PPT simpler and more reliable.
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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Learn how it works and how it affordably and accurately enables PPT so operators can maximize power output and profit.
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.
From Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV) to ongoing maintenance and helideck needs, environmental monitoring and weather nowcasting are changing wind energy.
Discover the remarkable science and business outcomes of the industry's gold standard wind lidar.
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.
Intelligently adjust wind turbine light emissions, improving satisfaction for nearby communities while meeting stringent lighting regulations.
The ideal ultrasonic wind sensor to enable precise turbine control. Simple, rugged design and extremely high reliability in almost any conditions.
Accurately and reliably assess the meteorological conditions that lead to icing on rotor blades for better decision-making before damage occurs.
Long-term historic data for specific sites and regions and accurate wind forecasts provide wind energy project owners and managers with the information they need to minimize risk and maximize output year over year.
Enables intelligent analysis of lightning strikes, reliably distinguishing between low-risk strikes and those with greater potential to cause damage or start a fire.
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations, anywhere in the world.
Detect more real-time lightning events than any other network with unrivaled location accuracy and detection efficiency that covers the entire continental U.S.
Quick and easy access to Vaisala's high-quality, accurate historical lightning data through an API or an easy-to-use web interface. This enables robust, data-driven safety and planning practices, as well as advanced risk assessments and incident reporting.
Provides an easy-to-use web interface that lets users download and compile the exact lightning data they need from hazardous weather events near a facility or assets — often eliminating the need to purchase, install, or maintain any lightning detection sensors.
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.
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.
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.
Explore how visibility sensors dramatically help reduce this impact by dimming the lights automatically when certain conditions are met.
Wind farms are expanding — especially offshore into deeper waters. The weather is harsh and less predictable farther from shore, risking safety and operational efficiency. Delays and repairs can easily cost millions.
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.
Vaisala is ready to talk about your wind project and how we can make it better. Contact us today. We’ll give your project the fresh air it needs.