Leosphere, a Vaisala company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind lidar instruments for wind energy, has announced its new WindCube Scan Dual Lidar Ready offering.
It enables offshore wind project developers and operators to reduce multiple sources of uncertainty and gain an even more comprehensive picture of wind resource profiles by observing an offshore location from several positions.
“As the utilization of offshore wind energy continues its massive growth in regions around the globe, projects are evolving to include larger turbines, increased heights, and denser installations,” said Matthieu Boquet, Head of Products, Wind Energy at Leosphere.
“By simultaneously providing complete, spatial wind data from several strategically selected positions, this new offering supports the offshore evolution by significantly increasing the quantity and dramatically improving the quality of wind data in a cost-efficient way.”
Utilizing two WindCube Scan devices located on the shore or on offshore platforms can deliver accurate wind mapping with typical ranges up to 10 kilometers from several positions at once.
The solution leverages intersecting beams for better coverage and accuracy, reducing vertical and horizontal uncertainty, and enabling fine assessment of turbulence intensity for turbine suitability. The result is a richer understanding of nearshore wind resources, improved reliability, and great campaign cost-effectiveness.