The BlueScout OCS-210 optical control system (OCS) is a ‘next generation’ wind turbine control system for utility-scale wind turbines. From its position on top of the nacelle, it simultaneously measures wind speed and direction in the approaching freestream inflow ahead of the turbine. The control system uses timely, micro-geographical wind forecasting of changing wind conditions and applies predictive control architectures to increase energy production and reduce harmful effects of wind turbulence on critical wind turbine components.
The BlueScout OWS-150 optical wind sensor is a lightweight, portable, all-weather wind assessment tool that precisely measures wind speed and direction up to 300 meters above ground—the full tip height of the largest utility-scale wind turbines. The BlueScout OWS-150 is the ultimate tool for wind prospecting, wind resource assessment and wind turbine performance assessment— using fiber optic precision to remove the guesswork from engineering analyses.