WINDCUBE 100S 200S 400S

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

WIND FARM CHALLENGES

  • The development of the wind industry creates new challenges, such as the need to better measure wind resources at either one location or on a larger scale area.
  • The increasing size of the wind farms requires a mapping of wind resources, offering a better understanding of turbine-to-turbine or farm-to-farm wake effect. Accurate forecasting is the overall goal, particulary as wind farms increase in size.
  • Scanning wind doppler LIDARs such as WINDCUBE 100S / 200S / 400S are the equipment of choice to address these challenges.
  • Scanning LIDARs bring value to the wind energy market: Applications
  • Site assessment: to determinate the location of a future wind farm by predefining the best location for LIDAR for the further site assessment, on-shore 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.
  • WINDCUBE 100S/200S/400S: 3D wind mappers
  • The scanning WINDCUBE family uses the same pulsed Doppler technology as the well-known and widely used WINDCUBE v2 vertical profiler.
  • Fiber technology used in all WINDCUBE LIDARs is designed to meet strong operational requirements and optimal instrument compactness. 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.
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