Leosphere, a Vaisala company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind lidar (light detection and ranging) instruments for wind energy, aviation, meteorology and air quality, has launched Windcube Insights.
Windcube Insights is a proprietary data analytics software designed specifically for the Windcube Nacelle: a nacelle-mounted lidar tool that simplifies the wind turbine power performance testing process.
“This new tool empowers operators with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)-compliant data to verify that turbines are performing as promised so they can maximize the energy output of their wind farm,” says Alexandre Sauvage, CEO of Leosphere.
“The easy-to-use software allows operators to perform power performance testing and suggest operational optimization – quickly, accurately and efficiently,” he adds.
Windcube Insights enables true and transparent data analysis and reporting for Windcube Nacelle customers – all within a web-based user interface. The software is the first in the industry to enable the upload of both Windcube Nacelle lidar and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) turbine performance data with a simplified data synchronization process.
The Windcube Nacelle lidar measures the wind conditions at hub height ahead of the turbine, enabling operators and wind turbine original equipment manufacturers to efficiently and accurately assess performance and optimize design and production efficiency. When fully integrated within the wind turbine, Windcube Nacelle enables load reduction, design costs reduction and continuous production gains.
Photo: Image from Vaisala’s official press release