Wind measurements

A wind measurement campaign consists of a combination of meteorological masts and remote sensing devices (lidars and sodars) that help us measure and characterize the wind resource of an area in which a wind project is going to be developed.

Wind measurements should be collected according to wind industry best practices and analyzed frequently in order to maximize the wind data availability. All this will ensure the bankability of the wind measurement campaign.

Our team of wind energy experts have designed and managed wind measurement campaigns for more than 15 years. The international guidelines IEC and MEASNET are followed in all our mast designs.

Our Services for Wind Measurements

Nayxa is your solid partner to achieve success in all your measurement campaigns.

Design of wind resource measurement campaigns

A wind measurement campaign should be designed to minimize the uncertainty of the vertical and horizontal modeling of the wind flow as well as the data collection.

At Nayxa we take into account parameters such as the complexity of the terrain, the expected layout and area of interest along with the standards IEC and MEASNET in order to design the best wind campaign.

Monitoring of the mast installation and real time validation of data from our offices are also essential in order to validate the wind measurements.

Advice on equipment selection to comply with standards IEC & MEASNET

The wind sector has developed through the years standards in order to guarantee the quality of the wind data. Wind measurement campaigns should follow IEC 61400-12-1 Annex G and MEASNET guidelines.

The fulfillment of these requirements allows that wind measurements can be defined as certified and bankable. Certified measurements allow for no doubts with respect wind data at any stage of a wind farm development.

Nayxa designs all the measurement campaigns according to these standards.

Data filtering and analysis, including remote sensing data

A regular and manual analysis is essential to ensure the quality of the data registered at a measurement campaign. Weekly checking is offered by default although other frequencies are also available.

At a first step our engineers use Windographer in order to analyze wind measurements on a weekly basis. At a second step, our patented software is used on a monthly basis in order to complement the validation of wind data.

All our data cleaning processes and revisions are done by wind analysts ensuring the finest quality of the delivered measurements. Automatic data analysis is not used at Nayxa.

Monitoring of measurement campaigns

Nayxa has specialized through the last years in the monitoring of measurement campaigns. Our unique methodology, based on more than 15 years of evolution, allow us to offer a premium service to our clients.

Our wind resource analysts accumulate a vast experience in the management of measurement campaigns over the last 15 years at more than 45 countries.

Our management of wind measurement campaigns is offered under different plans and prices, available to our clients in order to adapt to their needs and requirements. Please contact us for more information.

How Do We Measure Wind?

Advising clients on how to measure the wind is one of our specialties and important added value.

Mast installation

The installation of a meteorological mast is as important as a good design, and it should extend the fulfillment of the IEC 61400-12-1 Annex G and MEASNET standards. Nayxa has accompanied many clients during the installation process of a met mast by coordinating the involved parties to achieve the goals of a measurement campaign.

Nayxa offers its client with the possibility to build a blueprint for each met mast in order to facilitate the installation company the fulfillment of the IEC and MEASNET standards. Once the installation of the mast is completed, our wind analysts perform a remote connection with the logger in order to verify the correct set-up of the measurement system.

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Wind Data management

An efficient wind data management ensures the quality of a wind measurement campaign. Our wind analysts have a vast experience in handling wind data registered by all existing data loggers. Manual data checking with Windographer allows us to maximize the quality of the wind measurements delivered by Nayxa.

The response time to a problem detected at a met mast or lidar is critical if we want to maximize the availability of the wind data. A high-quality wind resource assessment is always based on premium wind measurements. Nayxa’s methodology is relies on immediate detection of failures and permanent communication with our clients.

Improve measurements to avoid unexpected incidents

The data management process implied in a measurement campaign should avoid undesirable incidents at the time of financing the wind farm. The quality and the availability of the wind measurements are key factors in order to avoid problems at this crucial stage of the project.

The mean data availability, discarding icing episodes, of the measurement campaigns managed at Nayxa lies over 99.5%. Such value, obtained thanks to the processes involved in our methodology, guarantees a high standard at the following steps, from the wind resource assessment report to the financing of the project.

A patented software for wind measurements

We have incorporated more than 15 years of experience to develop our patented software to analyze your wind data.

Expertise

Our patented Matlab code designed to analyze wind data and manage wind measurement campaigns incorporates more than 15 years of experience and continuous development.

Adaptability

We offer our clients the possibility to incorporate their suggestions within our code in order to make it more versatile and adaptable to their needs. Most of the suggestions received are incorporated into the software.

Reliability

Our Matlab code has been used to analyze wind measurements since 2009. It has faced multiple incidents at all kinds of sensors under all sort of climates which have strengthened its performance and reliability.

Specialists in
Wind Measurements Campaigns

Our expertise in wind measurement campaigns is built upon strong pillars

Experience

Nayxa Energy Services accumulates more than 15 years of experience in data analysis and management of measurement campaigns. This expertise ensures the quality of our service.

Engineers

We have learnt through the years that wind data should be analyzed by wind resource engineers and not by automatic algorithms in order to fulfill the goals of a wind measurement campaign.

Know-How

We incorporate the know-how we acquire from each measurement campaign into our work procedures in order to improve continuously our methodology and put it at our client’s disposal.

FAQ About Our Wind Measurements

A wind measurement campaign consists of a combination of meteorological masts and remote sensing devices (lidars and sodars) that help us measure and characterize the wind resource of an area in which a wind project is going to be developed.

The purpose of a wind measurement campaign is to measure and characterize the wind resource of an area in which a wind project is going to be developed and to minimize the uncertainty of the vertical and horizontal modeling of the wind flow as well as the data collection.

Design of wind resource measurement campaigns, Advice on equipment selection to comply with standards IEC & MEASNET, Data filtering and analysis, including remote sensing data, Monitoring of measurement campaigns

Wind measurements should be collected according to wind industry best practices and analyzed frequently in order to maximize the wind data availability. All this will ensure the bankability of the wind measurement campaign. Our team of wind energy experts have designed and managed wind measurement campaigns for more than 15 years.

A wind measurement campaign should be designed to minimize the uncertainty of the vertical and horizontal modeling of the wind flow as well as the data collection. At Nayxa we take into account parameters such as the complexity of the terrain, the expected layout and area of interest along with the standards IEC and MEASNET in order to design the best wind measurement campaign.

Our patented Matlab code designed to analyze wind data and manage wind measurement campaigns incorporates more than 15 years of experience and continuous development.

We offer our clients the possibility to incorporate their suggestions within our code in order to make it more versatile and adaptable to their needs. Most of the suggestions received are incorporated into the software.

 

If you are interested in requesting a request to carry out wind measurement campaigns in your wind energy project, do not hesitate to contact our team.

You can contact us at +34 91 241 15 97​, send an email to info@nayxa.com or you can leave your data in the contact form here