Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Lidar System Deployed to Evaluate Wind Turbine Performance in Uruguay

Photonics.com
Apr 2016
CARACOLES, Uruguay, April 27, 2016 — Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) of Hinesburg, Vt., and Ventus Ingeniería have announced plans to install RNRG’s Wind Iris nacelle-mounted lidar at the 20-MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The lidar system will monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project.

RNRG and Ventus Ingeniería have partnered to install RNRG’s Wind Iris lidar systems at the Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay.
RNRG and Ventus Ingeniería have partnered to install RNRG’s Wind Iris lidar systems at the Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. Courtesy of RNRG Systems.

The wind farm is owned by UTE, Uruguay’s national utility and electricity market regulator. The measurement campaign’s objective is to evaluate and quantify the performance of one specific turbine and propose solutions to improve energy production.

Caracoles presents moderately complex terrain and ambient turbine wakes, meaning proper filtering and data treatment is critical. RNRG said the Wind Iris yaw correction algorithm has already been validated in both waked and complex wind flow conditions.

Ventus Ingeniería is a Uruguayan company whose main aim is to provide engineering and consultancy services for energy projects, especially those related to wind and solar power. RNRG measurement products and services address wind and solar project development, from site assessment to commercial operation.


GLOSSARY
lidar
An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.