Windar Photonics, a provider of LiDAR systems for wind turbines, says it received orders from two unnamed North American utilities for a total of 11 units of its WindEYE sensor. The Denmark-based company will supply six WindEYE units to a Canadian utility with over 2.5 GW of installed wind farms in Canada and the U.S.
The customer will integrate the sensors with its wind-turbine control systems. WindEYE is able calculate the exact wind speed and wind direction, which allows a turbine to yaw accordingly to capture the most wind.
A further five WindEYE units will go to a U.S.-based utility with over 1 GW of installed wind farms. These units will be installed on Suzlon wind turbines in the Interior West region of the U.S.
Chief executive Martin Rambusch said the orders were an opportunity for the company to expand its global reach and demonstrate the benefits of its products to utility-scale wind projects, adding that WindEYE could increase project yields by up to 7%.
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