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Vaisala has announced the publication of a comprehensive report demonstrating how its WindCube Nacelle lidar provides accurate Turbulence Intensity (TI) measurements.
Vaisala’s nacelle-mounted lidar solution delivers wind data at various distances in front of a wind turbine. Frédéric Delbos, who serves as the Head of Science for Renewable Energy at Vaisala, emphasised the importance of Turbulence Intensity (TI) in a range of wind energy applications, from Power Performance Testing (PPT) to wind turbine load estimation and optimised control of loads and production.
In a recent white paper, Turbulence Intensity Measurements with WindCube Nacelle, Vaisala showcased the capabilities of its nacelle-mounted lidar system. Summarising the results of three field campaigns, the white paper demonstrates the accurate TI measurement achieved by WindCube Nacelle. Additional white paper findings contribute to improving TI measurement techniques and pave the way for further exploration of the temporal-spatial structure of air turbulence in the low atmospheric boundary layer. General Electric Renewable Energy recently acknowledged the significance of TI measurements, accepting WindCube Nacelle lidar for Power Performance Testing.