WindCube Power supply solutions - WindCube

WindCube v2.1- 2023/07/28 WindCube - Vertical Profiler Lidar

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Vaisala has established several partnerships with power supply providers in order to best meet local needs and constraints. Today, there are several technologies available:

  • Methanol fuel cell: compact, economic and environmentally friendly power solution
  • Diesel: the perfect solution in countries where Methanol fuel cells are not allowed
  • Solar panels: usually used in addition to a power solution mentioned above to increase autonomy

Vaisala can support our customers in finding the best solution through our network of partners.

In addition, Vaisala can directly sell, deliver and service a power supply solution for WindCube called EFOY ProCube.

The ProCube is a plug and play, cost-efficient and reliable solution based on methanol fuel cell and solar panels, with remote control and fuel cell level monitoring via WindCube Insights. While checking the fuel cell status and the overall power supply, the following information can be displayed:

  • Battery voltage
  • Output current from the fuel cell (not the current consumed by the WindCube)
  • Operating time
  • Operating state
  • Operating mode
  • Cumulative output energy
  • Error status
  • Cartridge consumption (in case of problem, a notification will be automatically sent by email)
Figure 1. EFOY ProCube used to autonomously supply power to WindCube

EFOY ProCube is a non-embedded option and comes with a specific warranty of one (1) year or four thousand (4,000) operating hours (first term reached) from date of delivery of that power solution according to the chosen Incoterm (ICC 2020), as stated in its transportation document.

Warranty conditions of the LIDAR System described in the WindCube Technical Support and Service Information document also apply for the specific warranty to the EFOY ProCube. As a result Vaisala shall in no case bear any cost (parts and persons) linked to the commissioning and/or decommissioning of the EFOY ProCube (including travel of employees by any means) in an offshore environment (such as but not limited to EFOY ProCube deployed on oil and gas platforms, offshore wind turbines and/or vessels).

EFOY ProCube is delivered with SFC edited user manual and conditions of use which are to be observed by any of its users.

EFOY ProCube solution can be supplied with our without Solar panels and Batteries to facilitate transport and imports regulations.