Earlier this year, NRG Systems teamed up with Vortex FDC to perform a validation of GapFill – a tool for Vortex's LES product, which provides data when no measured wind is available (or reliable) to characterize mean flow and turbulence.
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We have decided to take the guesswork out of Windcube verification and now offer validation testing of customer units against our reference Lidar at any time. The testing can serve as an addition or alternative to on-site validation against a mast.
Do you suspect that you have underperforming wind turbines? Are you familiar with the causes and consequences of yaw misalignment?
In a recent webinar, we discussed one of wind farm owners’ biggest problems, turbine underperformance, and one of the industry’s most promising tools, nacelle-mounted Lidar.
First Wind recently purchased a Wind Iris Lidar to optimize the performance of its wind turbines. This decision was the result of a successful field trial that used data from the nacelle-mounted Lidar to increase the total energy production of a turbine.
This Valentine's Day, wind energy seems to be "wookin pa nub in all the wong places. "
While other energy sectors enjoy federal subsidies that artificially lower the costs of extraction, generation, and decommissioning – not to mention polluting – wind doesn’t have the same cozy relationship with Congress.