Windcube Range – Ground-based LiDAR Systems

Windcube, wind vertical profiler

At any stage of the wind farm life cycle, the Windcube will reduce uncertainties and increase profitability through accurate and fast measurement campaigns, as well as easy operations in all terrains. It serves several applications, including:

  • Wind resource assessment
  • Site suitability
  • Site calibration
  • Power curve measurements

 

 

Key Features:

  • Class 1 anemometer matched accuracy
  • Unmatched reliability & data availability
  • Backed by industry leaders
  • Ground based Lidar
  • Range : 40-200m
  • Ultra portable & compact instrument
  • 5th beam for higher accuracy
  • Stand-alone power supply
  • Remote communication SAT/3G
  • GPS Geofencing security
  • Integrated secured trailer
  • FCR: direct complex terrain wind measurements

For offshore projects:

  • Fixed platform
  • Salt atmosphere compliant IEC 60068-2-52
  • Marine markings and marine protected wires
  • Anti-roosting bird spikes
  • Zinc coating protection
  • IP67 enclosures

Onshore Project Showcase : Watabak Project (64MW) - Thailand

Offshore Project Showcase : FOWIND - India

Scanning Windcube 100S/200S/400S, 3D Wind Doppler Lidar

Windcube, Vertical Wind Profiler

3D Wind Doppler Lidar

The scanning Windcube family uses the same pulsed Doppler technology as the well-known and widely used Windcube Vertical Profiler.

 

The modularity allows use of the Windcube 100S/200S/400S with different scanning scenarios (PPI, RHI, LOS, DBS) adapted to multiple applications.

 

Windcube 100S/200S/400S offer the most advanced technique to measure the wind components on a large scale for short term campaigns or long term operations to reduce uncertainties, understand physical phenomena (such as wakes) or improve forecasting.

 

Scanning Wind Doppler Lidars systems offer a fully integrated operational capacity to improve wind measurement at any stage of a wind farm project, from prospecting to operation. Windcube 100S / 200S / 400S perform a full 3D mapping of the atmosphere to provide enhanced measurements of wind speed and direction.

 

Key benefits

  • Wind measurement to 10 km
  • Full 3D fast scan
  • Unattended and continuous operations
  • Flexible configurations
  • Ideal for short term campaigns

Applications

  • Site assessment: to determinate the location of a future wind farm by predefining the best location for Lidar for the further site assessment, onshore site assessment (horizontal uncertainty reduction) and offshore site assessment from an on-shore location.
  • Offshore Power curve: to measure the wind for power curve verification, from the transition piece of an offshore turbine.
  • Wake measurement: to capture real-time wake effects turbine-to-turbine, farm-to-farm. If combined with a Wind Iris turbine-mounted Lidar data, it provides a comprehensive characterization of wake effects, at short and long distances, simultaneously. 
  • Forecasting: to improve short-term and ramp event forecasting due to the capability of measuring wind several kilometers ahead of the wind farm.
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