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Windar to supply LiDARs to Carbon Trust

LiDAR-based optimization system. Source: Windar Photonics (http://www.windarphotonics.com).

December 7 (Renewables Now) - Windar Photonics Plc (LON:WPHO) will supply eight units of its LiDAR wind sensors for a UK wind farm controls project of the Carbon Trust.

The Danish company said today it has been selected as the LiDAR supplier to the EUR-2.3-million (USD 2.7m) project, which is part of the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator programme and is backed by EnBW (ETR:EBK), E.on (ETR:EOAN), Innogy (ETR:IGY), Statoil (STO:STLO) and Vattenfall. Its WindEYE sensors will be installed on offshore turbines and help to demonstrate how control strategies can reduce the cost of offshore wind. The Carbon Trust's wind farm control trials are expected to take place in 2018 and to provide full results during 2019.   

Windar chief executive Jorgen Korsgaard Jensen is confident that the company's selection for the project will focus industry attention on its WindEYE systems.

"The project has the potential to have a significant impact on cost reduction with a win-win on improving annual energy production and at the same time reducing operational and maintenance costs," said James Sinfield, manager at the Carbon Trust.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.178)

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