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Lidar assisted control

Research and testing of lidar assisted control started at University of Stuttgart in 2008 and since then experience on advanced control technologies involving processed lidar measurements has been built up.

The wind is not only the main energy source but also the major disturbance to the control system. Thus, knowledge of the incoming wind is valuable information for optimizing energy production and reducing structural loads. Due to the measurement principles and the complexity of the wind, the disturbance cannot be measured perfectly. This forms a challenging task for estimation and control. We support you in this challenges and help you to leverage the technology best.

Controller design

Our services cover controller design tasks, consultancy on lidar devices and efficient modeling for controller design and optimization.

Controller design and implementation

We offer our clients advanced controllers, tested in realistic simulation environments together with the hardware solutions needed for full-scale implementations. Part of our services are control oriented simulation models, different controllers (based on the requirements), like multivariable, optimal and model-predictive controllers and proof of concept solutions to support your agile product development. Depending on the existing hardware and constraints of your turbine we offer add-on solutions, like lidar feedforward controllers, leaving an existing feedback controller untouched. Benchmarking studies are an important component of our contribution to the development of your product. We deliver detailed analyses of the prospects of an advanced controller on your turbine, which will allow you to rate the benefits.

Examples

  • wind turbine controller design
  • lidar-assisted controller
  • wind farm controller
  • grid services

Contact
David Schlipf, schlipf@sowento.com

Lidar data processing

Our services cover wind farm controller design tasks and optimized wake redirection to increase the energy production of the wind farm. There is a great potential in wind farm control and smart methods can increase the energy production of a wind farm significantly.

Lidar services

During our academic work we have been constantly involved in leveraging the benefits of remote sensing techniques like lidar in wind energy. With this expertise we can assist you in planning measurement campaigns and give you insight in analysing lidar measurements data. You can benefit from our experience in field testing campaigns by helping you designing your investigations effectively and meaningfully.

Examples

  • consulting for the selection of lidar devices
  • effective planning of measurement campaigns
  • data analysis service
  • consulting on understanding and post-processing of lidar measurement results
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Contact
David Schlipf, schlipf@sowento.com

Field testing

Our services cover wind farm controller design tasks and optimized wake redirection to increase the energy production of the wind farm. There is a great potential in wind farm control and smart methods can increase the energy production of a wind farm significantly.

Next steps to the testing of lidar assisted control

In the last ten years we have leading the field testing of lidar assisted control from proof of concept to long term test campaigns. With this expertise we can assist you in planning measurement and control campaigns and give you insight in analysing testing data. You can benefit from our experience in field testing campaigns. We support you in designing your investigations effectively and meaningfully.

Contact
David Schlipf, schlipf@sowento.com

Partnership

Our services cover wind farm controller design tasks and optimized wake redirection to increase the energy production of the wind farm. There is a great potential in wind farm control and smart methods can increase the energy production of a wind farm significantly.

Partnership and collaboration

During our academic work we have been involved in different national and European funded research projects. Within those projects, which have been of great success in creating key technologies for the wind energy market of tomorrow, we have developed an international network of researcher and worked together with different institutions and universities.

These experiences and the way of collaborating closely guide our daily work to guarantee you a close partnership and a honest and friendly environment. In our services this is one of the key factors.

We offer our clients

  • collaborative and friendly cooperation
  • a single contact person
  • regular progress updates
  • phone, web or in-person meetings
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Contact
David Schlipf, schlipf@sowento.com