Windar to supply 110 turbine LiDAR systems to Vestas

WindVision system, Windar Photonics Image by Windar Photonics

November 25 (Renewables Now) - Windar Photonics plc (LON:WPHO), a company that has developed a LiDAR wind sensor for wind turbines, on Wednesday said it has received its first volume order from Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) after signing a global distribution agreement with the Danish wind turbine maker in 2018.

Windar will supply 110 of its latest generation WindEye systems for a wind site in North America. Delivery will probably start in the first quarter of 2022.

The company said that over the last year it has focused on optimising the performance of its product for the power improvement of V82 and NM82 turbine models and has demonstrated proven average annual energy production increases of over 3% and a reduction of wind turbine loads and alarms.

"I am very pleased to report that our efforts over the last couple of years, in partnership with Vestas, are now starting to generate substantial orders,” commented Windar chief executive Jorgen Korsgaard Jensen.

“We now expect to see a substantial penetration into the potential installed turbine platforms during the near to longer term future as we also expand our total solution concept to other turbine platforms." he also said.

According to the company, the installed capacity of V82 and NM82 is around 6 GW.

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