Wind is complex. It doesn’t just blow from the front or the side. To describe the wind driving a wind turbine, at least seven quantities are needed: speed, direction, vertical shear, horizontal shear, veer, vertical velocity, and turbulence level. Knowledge of these quantities helps maximize turbine performance, and life. It also helps explain why some neighboring turbines perform differently. Modern sensor systems are rarely capable of meeting this challenge. However, our most advanced sensor has been designed to do exactly that: BladeVision doesn’t just measure wind speed and direction: It provides a complete wind-field description over the swept area of the blades. This completeness provides operators with important data about wind factors affecting the performance of different types of WTGs in their wind park.

What’s happening outside is best seen from within.

”Every action has an equal and opposite reaction“ (Isaac Newton). The solution developed by SSB Wind Systems has been designed to precisely focus on that part of each individual WTG most impacted by the wind: the rotor blade. Which is why the components of BladeVision are installed within the rotor blade. Not only does BladeVision provide accurate blade load data, it offers detailed measurements of even incremental changes in the seven components of the wind field according to changes in the rotor blade deflection. The conversion from loads to wind data is performed by a proprietary data analysis tool within the system’s main computer to deliver a precise measurement of the wind field ahead of a turbine – a reliable basis for the accurate configuration of each WTG.

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