Measure wind speed at heights up to 290 meters and perform lower boundary layer sensing with the exceptionally portable Windcube.
Windcube is a remote sensing wind measurement device that uses pulsed Doppler Lidar technology to provide high quality data on par with an industry standard met tower.
Introduced to the market by Leosphere, Windcube has quickly become recognized as the market standard for superior performance for both wind resource assessment and wind farm performance monitoring. Lenders have readily adopted data provided by Windcube and consider this device to be “best-in-class.” Windcube is categorized as being in Stage 3 of DNV GL’s rigorous standards related to remote sensor acceptance for formal energy assessment purposes, and is suitable for use in contractual power performance testing under the guidelines of IEC 61400-12-1 [ed. 2].
More than 500 Windcube Lidars are now in operation globally.
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Windcube is a lightweight system that uses four radial laser beams and one vertically oriented beam to collect data up to 290 meters above ground level. It provides measurements of horizontal and vertical wind speed, direction, turbulence intensity, and shear at 12 user-selected heights simultaneously, eliminating uncertainty due to measurement extrapolation.
Ultra-portable at 45 kg, Windcube can be quickly and easily deployed for fast collection of bankable data without the need for special permits. With multiple communications options, IP67 environmental protection, and the optional Flow Complexity Recognition (FCR) complex terrain solution, Windcube operates reliably in any climate or terrain.
NRG offers several Windcube Services and Autonomous Power Solutions to help you get the most out of your Windcube. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can make your next measurement campaign a total success.
- Windcube v2 + FCR Validation on Complex Site and Application for Resource Assessment Analysis
- Case Studies of Windcube Measurement Uncertainty for Complex Terrain Using Flow Complexity Recognition (FCR)
- Measuring Wind Profiles in Complex Terrain using Doppler Wind Lidar Systems with FCR and CFD Implementations
- Direct Lidar Measurement in Complex Terrain
- Windcube + FCR test in Hrgud, Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Improved Bankability: The Ecofys position on Lidar use
- GL GH Position Statement on the Windcube Remote Sensing Device
Power Performance Testing
- Power Performance Measurements Using Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing Comparisons
- Commercial Lidar Profilers for Wind Energy - A Comparative Guide
- Comparison of Lidars, German Test Station for Remote Wind Sensing Devices
- A Comparison of Remote Sensing Device Performance at Rotsea
Various rental and purchase options are available. For further details, please contact us.
Leosphere is a leading specialist in the development of Lidar technology for atmospheric observations. The company offers turnkey remote sensors that provide real-time tracking and measurement of particles, clouds, and wind. Leosphere’s products are used in various applications including wind energy, climatology, meteorology, and air quality. For more information, please visit www.leosphere.com.
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The paper presents case studies of atmospheric features, captured by scanning Doppler lidar measurements during the Wind Forecast improvement Project-2 (WFIP-2) in the complex terrain of the Columbia River Valley.
Published on February 8, 2011
In June 2010, RES had the opportunity to locate both a Lidar and Sodar remote sensing device at its Rotsea site. This opportunity provided a four week window where data were simultaneously available from each of the M345 - fixed mast, the M808 - Triton (SoDAR device by SecondWind) and the M809 - WINDCUBE (Lidar device by LEOSPHERE).
A recent study of 595 Windcube Lidar validation “couplings” compared Lidar precision and accuracy from the time of manufacture to times when the Lidar was returned to Leosphere years later for maintenance. The findings are outlined in this paper.
The object of this paper is to illuminate the two contrasting and in many ways complimentary designs.
The German Test Station for Remote Wind Sensing Devices has been initiated in order to provide the wind industry the possibility to have tested Lidars or Sodars prior to the application in the field, similar to cup anemometer calibrations.
Leosphere, EWEA 2012
In the context of the constant aim to reduce wind farm project uncertainties, remote sensors are gaining attraction because they have the ability to measure up and even above the turbine's hub height and can easily be moved to measure at several locations of the project site.
A key goal of a wind measurement campaign is to reduce project uncertainty, as this will improve bankability in terms of better financing terms and reduced project risks.
Published on October 23, 2013
This poster shows the latest advanced developments towards the improvement of Lidar performance in sites with extreme low aerosol concentration, by comparing simulated and real measurements done during a winter in Finland at a VTT test site.
Published on March 10, 2014
Lidar simulator architecture is presented, then wind profile generation, carrier to noise ratio (CNR) modelisation and reconstruction are presented then some results are given.
Published on April 16, 2012
Poster, EWEA 2012
This poster focuses on the different types of Lidars available to realize such measurements during the different phases of any offshore project, from site assessment to power curve measurements.
Published on March 14, 2011
In this paper, we propose to analyse the level of agreement of these secondary wind parameters measured by the WINDCUBE Lidar in comparison with traditional anemometry.
This poster present the main characteristics and added values of Windcube Scanning Lidars as operational met sensor for airports as well as its evaluation in SESAR weather project 15.4.9c for building a Ground Weather Monitoring System (GWMS) combining all sources of MET data relevant for the airport.
Specially adapted to wind energy requirements, new independent remote sensing systems as the Doppler Wind Lidar System (WINDCUBE v2, Leosphere) are capable of measuring the 3D wind profile with high accuracy (~ 1%) and good data availability up to 240m AGL.
Published on May 5, 2013
The Committee Draft for Vote of the International Electrotechnical Commission standard 61400-12-1 Ed. 2 (CDV 12-1 Ed. 2) provides several definitions for wind speed to account for new measurement technology and larger rotor diameters.
It is well known that the IEC ‐12‐1:2005 methodology requires the use of a hub height meteorological mast to measure the wind conditions upwind of the turbine(s) being tested. In this white paper, it is argued that ground‐based WINDCUBE Lidar technology provides a very similar input for assessing wind turbine performance in simple terrain sites, mimicking the role of an IEC met mast but with a much higher degree of flexibility and at a much lower cost.
This paper proposes a new approach to predict the Coherent Wind Doppler Lidar data availability and range of measurement using both instrumental simulation and atmospheric observations of aerosol optical properties from weather stations and simulations.
Abrupt changes in the wind velocity or direction near the ground can cause serious hazards to aircraft during approach or departure operations. That is why the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA) has requested Météo France to design reliable, appropriate and cost-efficient “all-weather” technical solutions to detect, quantify and alert on the presence of low-level wind shear at a number of French airports.
Published on June 15, 2015
This report presents the results of a study on turbulence assessment with two ground based Lidars vs a meteorological mast at the ECN Wind turbine Test site Wieringermeer (EWTW).
Published on March 10, 2014
The objective of this paper is to investigate and analyse the current accuracy and capabilities of various remote sensing devices in measuring turbulence.
The aim of this project was to assess the accuracy of this correction by comparing the corrected Lidar measurements to the uncorrected measurements and to simultaneous measurements taken by cup anemometers on a met mast.
Published on November 1, 2012
Barlovento has had the opportunity to test for one and a half months the WINDCUBE v2 Lidar device, Power Pack version, located in complex terrain.
Gain highly accurate, bankable wind data in complex terrain with this Windcube® v2 upgrade.
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