Press Release: Leosphere announces high-volume Lidar order at Wind Energy Hamburg 2018
Paris, France 25th September 2018: Leosphere has announced a high-volume order of its Wind Iris TC (Turbine Control) Lidar. The order is for 150 units, and has been placed by a world-leading wind turbine OEM. The customer, a top three global turbine manufacturer, is the first to integrate Lidar into its 3MW onshore and 6MW offshore turbine platforms.
“This substantial order provides further proof that Leosphere’s wind Lidars are fit for the most demanding industrial applications and are the prime choice of customers in high-stakes markets,” said Thomas Velociter, Vice President Turbine Control, Leosphere. “It is the first example of our platform strategy being put into practise, and we’re certain it won’t be the last. We’re ramping up for production in even greater volumes.”
To achieve this growth in scale, Leosphere is investing in new industrial capacities and in advanced production processes to meet expected future demands of the fast-growing markets in which it operates. It’s a demonstration of the company’s capacity to provide OEMs with what they need to optimize their cost of energy. “We provide a mature technology with the highest load reduction benefits, a certified and field-proven product, and the wind data processing algorithms that enable it to be integrated into control systems with very little R&D,” Thomas Velociter said.
About the Wind Iris TC
The Wind Iris TC measures all essential incoming wind conditions, including rotor averaged wind speed, wind direction, shear and turbulence, before it reaches the turbine rotor and at distances of up to 200 meters. This enables the turbine control system to achieve the best possible efficiency of wind energy production both on and offshore.
In June this year, it was announced that Wind Iris TC had been validated by DNV GL for use as a component in advanced wind turbines.
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LEOSPHERE, founded in 2004, is the world leader in ground-based and nacelle-mounted LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for atmospheric observation. The company designs, develops, manufactures, sells and services remote-sensing instruments for precise accurate wind measurement and aerosol characterization. LEOSPHERE has deployed over a thousand LIDARs throughout the world. www.leosphere.com
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