Recently, VALEMO acquired two YawAdvisor™ wind LiDARs, developed and manufactured by the French company EPSILINE based in Toulouse, France.
The YawAdvisor™ is a nacelle-mounted wind LiDAR which measures the yaw misalignment of wind turbines. A yaw misalignment leads to production losses and increased stress loads on the wind turbine.
This investment is the result of a collaborative work between VALEMO and EPSILINE since two years. During this period, VALEMO and EPSILINE have realized two campaigns on two different technologies of wind turbine. The first campaign has been done on a SENVION MM92 wind turbine and the second one on a GE 2.5xl. Results of these campaigns have been fully satisfactory and lead to the decision to invest into two YawAdvisor™ in order to increase VALEMO’s capacity to provide this service to its customers.
EPSILINE and VENT D’EST have agreed to an extension of their lease agreement of the YawAdvisor, to include a 3rd campaign of data collection on a wind turbine owned by VENT D’EST, situated at the wind farm Voie Sacrée in the French department of the Meuse.
Previously EPSILINE has completed 2 campaigns of data collection for the account of VENT D’EST on Gamesa wind turbines G58 and G90, with satisfactory results.
EPSILINE’s nacelle-mounted wind LiDAR, the YawAdvisor™, provides a diagnostic report of the nacelle yaw alignment in comparison to the free oncoming wind in front of the turbine, allowing corrective measures for increased wind turbine performance and reduced stress loads.
VENT D’EST, a historical actor in the French wind industry, is a wind farm owner in the department of the Marne and Meuse, France.
Concerned with Yaw Misalignment and lost revenues. Come and see us at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 and learn about our YawAdvisor®. The YawAdvisor® is a nacelle-mounted laser wind sensor specifically designed to detect yaw misalignment of wind turbines. This robust, highly reliable and cost effective solution has been specifically conceived to be used as a diagnostic tool, that is easy to install and uninstall and that can be rotated from turbine to turbine. Please contact us to arrange a meeting or visit our stand (Hall A4, stand 158), and it will be a pleasure to welcome you.