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7th Largest Wind Farm Replaces Mechanical for Ventus Ultrasonic Sensors

296 turbines of the AES Corporation are located by Buffalo Gap, Texas, US.
With a capacity of 524 MW it's the world's seventh largest wind farm to-date.

The article link below provides a summary of how Performance Engineer at AES, Tristan Lee, was able to optimize the performance of its aging fleet using latest in technology, that includes the Lufft Ventus Ultrasonic Wind Speed and Wind Direction Sensor.

Tristan was able to increase energy production by using the air density and wind conditions provided by the sensor to create custom algorithms to adjust the yaw and pitch of the wind turbines. The custom algorithms were able to reduce drivetrain loading fatigue, and increased the air foil efficiency.

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V200A Anemometer - ultrasonic wind sensor - sonic wind sensor for wind turbine control

V200A Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

Extremely precise and maintenance-free measurement of wind speed and wind direction

Ultrasonic Wind Sensor, plastic housing and 20W-heater

  • Wind speed, wind direction, virtual temperature, barometric pressure
  • Ultrasonic
  • Maintenance-free measurement, suitable for extreme ambient conditions, ice-free operation, compatible interfaces
  • SDI-12, RS-485, various RS-485-protocols, analogue output
VENTUS Anemometer - ultrasonic wind sensor - sonic wind sensor for wind turbine control

VENTUS-UMB Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

Extremely precise and maintenance-free measurement of wind speed and wind direction even in the lowest temperature

Thanks to the ultrasonic measuring method the wind sensor Lufft Ventus has no moving parts and therefore needs almost no maintenance. It measures wind speed and wind direction according to the WMO guideline and acquires the barometric pressure.

  • Wind speed, wind direction, virtual temperature, barometric pressure
  • Ultrasonic
  • Maintenance-free measurement, suitable for extreme ambient conditions, ice-free operation, vibration and seawater resistant, compatible interfaces
  • SDI-12, RS-485 with supported protocols Binary, ASCII, NMEA, Modbus & analogue output
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