Wind Switch for LIDAR integration, Windar Photonic A/S, Denmark

“How do we get our optical measured wind direction into the turbine controller”, CEO Martin Rambusch of Windar Photonics asked Spica Technology

That was the beginning of a long development project for a Wind Switch to be installed between the wind turbine controller and the original wind vanes. First priority is always to keep the wind turbine running under all conditions. Windar Photonics had some ideas how the system should work. However it took a few technical meetings between the parties before the Wind Switch was “Wind Ready”, and the project was defined. Today the system has already proved to be an efficient and reliable system.

Windar Photonics is a leading manufacturer of cost-efficient LiDAR-based optimisation solutions to the global wind energy industry, providing OEMs and IPPs the opportunity to enhance the lifespan and increase the energy production of their wind turbine assets.