Published: 02 April 2019 02 April 2019
Fred. Olsen Renewables places order with ZX Lidars for integrated nacelle wind Lidars on every turbine at the 105MW Högaliden Wind Farm. The Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbine for Högaliden Wind Farm utilises a permanently integrated ZX TM wind Lidar to accurately and remotely assess wind conditions at multiple ranges ahead and - importantly - across the entire rotor diameter.
ZX TM, a nacelle-based wind Lidar, measures the full shear and veer wind profile of a wind turbine, accurately and automatically detecting complex flow conditions such as wakes generated within a wind farm. Wind data gathered remotely in the free stream, in the turbine induction zone and across the wind farm is used to benchmark performance of individual turbines in order to tune each turbine, to the net benefit of the wind farm