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Fulcrum3D is a technology company delivering 3D sensing solutions to the renewable energy industry including advanced wind monitoring sensors based on its FS1 SODAR platform. Fulcrum3D was established in 2011 by Fulcrum Energy and its partner Orang-utan Engineering to develop, manufacture, market and service 3D sensors for renewable energy developers and utilities worldwide. Fulcrum Energy holds a 50% equity share of Fulcrum3D.
The FS1 SODAR is an advanced technology set to revolutionise wind energy measurement by providing high quality, accurate wind measurements in a way that typical wind monitoring towers can’t:
- the FS1 SODAR measurement range of up to 200m above ground covers 100% of the wind turbine swept area;
- unlike typical anemometers, the FS1 SODAR measures wind speeds in 3D providing important inflow angle information;
- the unit is short lead time, low cost, with flexible deployment / redeployment, and does not require planning approvals to install.
Fulcrum3D manufactures its SODAR units in Sydney, NSW.
Fulcrum3D is also developing complementary sensors to assist in wind and solar energy site monitoring, including sensors for solar energy resource assessment and biodiversity assessment.