Vestas turbines to feature nacelle Lidar

ZX TM nacelle-based wind Lidar

Fred. Olsen Renewables has placed an order with ZX Lidars for integrated nacelle wind Lidars on every turbine at the 105 MW Hogaliden wind farm.

Fred. Olsen Renewables is a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable energy assets.

The Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbine for Hogaliden wind farm utilizes an integrated ZX TM wind Lidar to accurately and remotely assess wind conditions at multiple ranges ahead and – importantly – across the entire rotor diameter.

“We expect all our future projects to feature nacelle mounted Lidar wind measurement” said Oyvind Lund, project director at Fred. Olsen Renewables.

ZX, a nacelle-based wind Lidar, measures the shear and veer wind profile of a wind turbine, automatically detecting complex flow conditions such as wakes generated within a wind farm.

ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidar to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally.