Digitalising wind energy

We're building an app ecosystem for planning and operating wind farms.

What would you do with an extra hour every day?

Our apps speed up common wind energy workflows. Where do you need help?

Managing wind lidar  Suggest something!

Wind lidar fleet management made easy

If you've got more than one lidar, you'll like our first app. It helps you keep on top of your fleet's data and make informed decisions.

Quick to start

Get set up in 2 minutes or less

Easy to use

No PhD needed to interpret the results

Safe

Never lose track of your data again

The human touch

Apps can't do everything. So if you need a helping hand, call us to find out about our wind lidar consultancy services.

Contact us

Would you like to know how everyone else uses wind lidar?

Us too! So we're running a survey of the global wind lidar user community.

The results are updated in real time, and we'll be sharing what we learn through groups like IEA Wind Task 52.

See the survey results

Meet the team

Product Development Team

With over 25 years in wind energy in Europe and North America, our product team is focussed on developing and delivering apps that solve our customers' problems.

Andy Clifton

Andy Clifton

Business manager

Andy manages enviConnect and is the first point of contact for all enquiries. He has 20 years of experience in renewable energy and climate science RD&D in Europe, Canada and the US. He’s active in technology transfer and commercialisation groups, particularly IEA Wind, thereby helping to bring advances in wind lidar and digitalisation to the wind energy sector.

John Asher Rayan

John Asher Rayan

Software developer

John is the lead software developer at enviConnect. With over a decade of experience as a software developer, he is responsible for creating, building and developing our apps.

Ines Würth

Ines Würth

Product owner

Ines is an aerospace engineer and measurement expert with a focus on wind turbine power performance testing and wind power forecasting. She has 10 years experience in data analysis and international R&D project management. As a team lead at the University of Stuttgart she learned how to be at the forefront of new technologies and implement new ideas quickly.

Consultancy Team

Between them, our consultancy team brings over 30 years of wind energy RD&D experience to bear on your problems.

Philipp Berlinger

Philipp Berlinger

Wind measurement expert

Electrician with M.Sc. in Energy supply focused on all types of measurements for wind energy application. Experienced in complex sensor installations on metmasts and on/offshore wind turbines.

Oliver Bischoff

Oliver Bischoff

Project manager

Dipl. -Ing. in aerospace engineering with many years of experience in wind energy. Participation in many national and international R&D projects and guidelines. Special expertise in the fields of wind measurement, lidar and wind resource assessment on land and offshore.

Holger Fürst

Holger Fürst

Mechatronic product developer

M. Sc. in Mechatronics with more than 5 years experience in national and international wind energy research projects. Special interests in development, simulation and control of mechatronic systems. Designer and developer of the Stuttgart Wind Energy Lidar Scanner.

Martin Hofsäß

Martin Hofsäß

Lidar expert

Dipl. –Ing.in aerospace engineering with more than 10 years of experience in the wind energy sector. Management and participation in national research projects, special expertise in in-situ and lidar measurements and data analysis.

We're a spinoff from the University of Stuttgart

The idea for enviConnect came when we were all working together at the Chair of Wind Energy at the University of Stuttgart.

We saw how much research never made it out of the labs, so we set up enviConnect to bring the best wind energy R&D to our customers.

In March 2023 we were awarded an EXIST Business Start-up Grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection to develop a new wind lidar management tool.

Our experience

We're a startup, but we're not new at this.

Grand challenges in the digitalisation of wind energy

Grand challenges in the digitalisation of wind energy

A sector-wide review and strategy for the digitalisation of wind energy, published in the journal wind energy science on June 7, 2023.

 wes.copernicus.org

IEA Wind Task 43 (Digitalisation)

IEA Wind Task 43 (Digitalisation)

Representative for German Participants

 iea-wind.org

Technology Review: Predicting the effects of climate change on wind energy facilities and infrastructure

Technology Review: Predicting the effects of climate change on wind energy facilities and infrastructure

A short summary on the effects of climate change on wind energy, and how this can be quantified for the assessment of climate-related risks.

 zenodo.org

Technology Review: Scanning Doppler wind lidar for wind field measurements

Technology Review: Scanning Doppler wind lidar for wind field measurements

A short perspective on the state of the art in scanning lidar for wind energy applications.

 doi.org

Getting started in wind energy

Getting started in wind energy

A guide for academics, job seekers, and entrepreneurs

 doi.org

10 rules for technology transfer in wind energy

10 rules for technology transfer in wind energy

Pointers for R&I organisations, startups, bridge builders, and early adopters. Presented to the Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network on 11 July 2022.

 

IEA Wind Task 52

Leading theme 3 on 'Connecting wind lidar'

 iea-wind.org

The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network

The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network

Part of the management team

 www.wedowind.ch

Research challenges and needs for the deployment of wind energy in hilly and mountainous regions

Research challenges and needs for the deployment of wind energy in hilly and mountainous regions

A review of the R&D challenges and needs for wind energy in complex terrain and icing-prone locations. Published in Wind Energy Science, November 2022.

 doi.org

CFARS - the consortium for advancing remote sensing

CFARS - the consortium for advancing remote sensing

Part of the management team

 cfars.github.io

IEA Wind Task 32

IEA Wind Task 32

Joint Operating Agents of a global RD&D collaboration to identify and mitigate the barriers to the adoption of wind lidar for wind energy applications

 iea-wind.org

ANWIND

ANWIND

Design and build lidars and drones for high resolution wind measurements in wind farms

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

VorKast

VorKast

Development of lidar-based forecasts

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

Lidar Complex

Lidar Complex

Lidar measurements in complex terrain

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

IEA Wind Recommended Practices #15

IEA Wind Recommended Practices #15

Led development of the first community consensus recommended practices for ground-based, vertically-profiling wind lidar

 github.com

LoTar

LoTar

Lidar data correction for complex sites

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

MALIBU

MALIBU

Uncertainty quantification of floating lidar buoys

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

ParkCast

ParkCast

lidar-based forecasts for offshore wind farms

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

VAMOS

VAMOS

Nacelle-based lidar on floating turbine

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

Recommended Practices for floating lidar

Recommended Practices for floating lidar

 www.carbontrust.com

KIC Inno Energy - NEPTUNE

KIC Inno Energy - NEPTUNE

Development of a floating lidar buoy

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

Lidar 2

Lidar 2

Nacelle-based lidar for power curve measurements

 www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de

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We're contributing to sustainable development

Gender equality

We believe that the energy revolution will need everyone's contribution, and that everyone should get the chance to contribute. We're building a business where people of all genders are welcome and can flourish.

Affordable and clean energy

We believe everyone should have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. For us, that means doing what we can to speed up the adoption of wind energy.

Sustainable cities and communities

We believe that human settlements should be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Using local wind energy increases resilience and is more sustainable because it reduces reliance on imported fossil fuels.

Climate action

Our societies need to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Electrification and producing energy from the wind will help reduce emissions.