Wind-reading Lidar laser technology will for the first time be built-in to every turbine on a wind farm, after developer Fred Olsen Renewables (FOR) finalised a deal with specialist contractor ZX for the 105MW Högaliden project.

The Vestas V150-4.2MWs on order for the development, located in the north of the Nordic country, will use permanently integrated lidar to remotely scope wind conditions “at multiple ranges ahead” of the machines, as well as across the rotors themselves, with the aim of generating best-in-class performance assessments, turbine tuning and overall wind farm control.