MeteoPole is a respected and trusted “boutique consulting firm” providing the next generation of wind power technology with a consistent focus on return on investment and profitability for clients.
After project commissioning, we help our clients in optimizing the power performance of operating wind farms by using cutting-edge technologies such as nacelle-mounted LiDAR combined with CFD to reduce energy losses.
The Wind Iris is mounted on top of the nacelle for a short period of time. It measures the horizontal wind speed and direction at hub height ahead of the turbine, and generates accurate data to optimize wind turbine performance.
The Wind Iris is dedicated to rapidly optimizing wind farms, turbine after turbine by detecting and correcting under-performances, leading to a quick return on investment on a wind farm scale.
Assess turbine performance with IEC equivalent or Operational power curves using an industry proven procedure, and evaluate the benefits
of maintenance actions and performance upgrades with before/after power curves.
Increase energy production with a direct, independent and automated measure of the yaw misalignment in a few days.
Obtain an accurate site specific calibration for your nacelle anemometer and improve the value of your SCADA monitoring.
Including site calibration, wind sector management or wakes analysis.
Wind Iris fully characterize the incoming wind field, measure its turbulences, the shears and capture extreme events like gusts and wind direction changes within the necessary preview time. By incorporating those information into the turbine controller, informed and sound actions can be made in order to reduce fatigue and extreme loads on critical components, and increase the potential power extracted from the wind.
These loads reduction benefits can be placed in designing larger wind turbines to increase the Annual Energy Production, saving CAPEX by designing lighter wind turbines, and OPEX by increasing components lifetime and reducing O&M costs.