Denmark-based Windar Photonics has received an order for 11 of its WindEye LiDAR systems for wind turbines from two unnamed North American utilities.
Six of the WindEye LiDAR systems will go to a Canadian utility with over 2.5 GW of installed wind power in both the U.S. and Canada. The second order of five WindEye LiDAR systems will go to a U.S.-based utility with over 1,000 MW of installed wind capacity.
The laser-guided LiDAR systems sit atop wind turbines in order to accurately measure wind speed and direction. This allows the wind turbine to be positioned for optimum production and reduces wear-and-tear on the turbine’s components.
All of the LiDAR systems are to be installed immediately.