Vestas Shadow Detection Improve your business case by reducing the environmental impact of your turbines Benefits • Higherchanceofplanningpermission • Reduceshadow-drivencurtailment • Greatercommunityacceptanceof windfarms tURBine PLAtfORMs AllVestasplatforms Shadow flicker impacts people that live in close proximity to wind farms and therefore also impacts the community acceptance of wind turbines. In fact, shadow flicker can sometimes dictate whether planning permission is granted or not. Vestas has developed an upgrade that improves compliance with local regulations, thereby strengthening your business case. The Vestas Shadow Detection System (VSDS) is integrated with the control system of the turbine. Based on the angle, position of the sun, distance from the turbine to surrounding houses, and the radius of the wind turbine, VSDS can predict when shadow flicker is about to occur and subsequently pauses the turbines’ operation until the shadow flickering has stopped. The system also ensures that your turbines resume production as soon as the conditions allow it, thereby improving the energy output of your fleet. Get in touch with us today Visit vestas.com or contact your local Vestas service office to get to know more about how Vestas shadow detection and our other service solutions can improve the performance of your turbines.
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