As wind turbines continue to develop, the risk of lightning strikes also increases. The increasing height of turbines and the ever longer and more delicate rotor blades make wind turbines that are already in an exposed position an even more attractive target for lightning. Furthermore, weather extremes continue to increase, including the number of thunderstorms.
Every operator strives for the highest possible availability of the wind turbine in order to achieve maximum yields. At the same time, potential disturbance factors should be reduced to a minimum in order not to impair the efficiency of the turbine.
To enhance your wind turbine monitoring capabilities, we offer a lightning monitoring option as a seamless upgrade to our on-tower system. Equipped with a specialized coil, this option measures electromagnetic fields generated by lightning strikes. Within 30 minutes of an event, the time and GPS location of the strike are recorded and displayed in the dashboard. With this detailed information, you can perform an accurate root cause analysis alongside our acoustic damage detection, gaining comprehensive insights into your turbine’s performance and safety.