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DNV GL and ZephIR Lidar have signed a framework agreement which allows customers to request a ‘DNV GL Independent Quality Report’ in addition to the standard Performance Verification provided with all new systems. Ian Locker, MD at ZephIR Lidar, said: “This framework agreement gives the industry further confidence, if required, that ZephIR 300 can be trusted to […]
Dulas, a provider of bankable wind data, has confirmed plans to acquire ‘a fleet’ of ZephIR 300 and ZephIR DM’s to work as rental lidars to the UK and wider European market. This expansion adds to the company’s existing remote sensing business currently comprised of sodar measurement sensors. “Whether it’s supporting measurements during noise impact assessments […]
ZephIR 300 has demonstrated its ability for providing quantitative wind speed measurements, to an industry-approved standard and is now accepted within a Technical Advisor / Bank’s Engineers formal energy assessment of a modern scale wind farm with specific site conditions forming part of the appropriate measurement methodology chosen. Further, the reduction in energy yield ‘uncertainty’ […]
ZephIR 300 wind lidar is accepted for use in bankable / finance-grade wind speed and energy assessments with either no or limited on-site met mast comparisons under “benign” conditions. DNV GL considers ZephIR 300 to be at Stage 3 under “benign” conditions – accepted for use in bankable / finance-grade wind speed and energy assessments […]
ZephIR Lidar, the industry-leading wind lidar manufacturer, has announced that its flagship system, ZephIR 300, has been successfully verified against a fully IEC compliant met mast at the Lelystad Test Site. The verification, carried out by Ecofys WTTS in parallel with three other ZephIRs, deems that ZephIR 300 “is suitable for field measurements as a […]
The Energy research Centre for the Netherlands (ECN) has completed a 12 month offshore measurement campaign with the novel ZephIR 300 system as part of a 4 year campaign within the Dutch project “Meteorological Research Wind at Sea” where the ZephIR has been compared against the 108 metre Met Mast Ijmuiden (MMIJM) at the ECN […]
Leading renewable energy consultancy group, Natural Power, has released results showing the performance of the first batch of ZephIR 300 units manufactured and deployed earlier this year, following the launch of the product in November 2010. The sample of fifteen ZephIR 300s show all units exceeding industry recognised standards across measurement heights from just […]
Leading wind resource assessment lidar ZephIR 300, a Natural Power product, has been deployed offshore by Forewind to provide wind measurement data for the Dogger Bank wind farm. The system has been installed successfully on RWE Dea UK’s gas platform 125km from shore and will provide wind speeds at heights from just 10m to 200m […]
A laser wind-profiling instrument to provide measured wind data for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm development has been deployed by Forewind on a gas platform 125 kilometres from shore. The ZephIR 300 wind lidar, which will measure wind speeds at heights of up to 200m using an infrared laser, has been installed on […]
Natural Power have announced the release of an evolution in lidar technology – ZephIR 300 – which draws upon the 6 years field experience and 450 deployments of the existing ZephIR system which has operated in over 25 countries worldwide. ZephIR 300 represents a validated, traceable and affordable continuous wave (CW) lidar system calibrated to […]
Wind lidar technology company ZephIR Lidar has released a fully-marinised wind lidar – ZephIR 300M – for the offshore wind and meteorological industries, founded on the company’s remote wind measurement device, ZephIR 300. ZephIR 300M, designed specifically for offshore use, includes as standard: A 3 year warranty and 3 year service life – the most extensive […]
EOLOS has signed further agreements with sole supplier ZephIR Lidar extending order coverage of the ZephIR 300M wind LiDARs used within the EOLOS FLS200.
ZephIR Lidar has released details of a new meteorological standard which shows that offshore substations on operational wind farms can now be delivered with a ZephIR 300M wind lidar as part of a Meteorological Monitoring Module, eliminating the need for a traditional meteorological mast.
ZephIR Lidar has installed a turbine-mounted ZephIR DM wind lidar on the 270 MW Lincs Offshore Wind Farm located five miles off the Skegness coast It is anticipated that the installation of the lidar unit will help to identify opportunities where a possible improvement to production from the installed 75 Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbine […]
Inch Cape Offshore Limited has successfully deployed a ZephIR 300 lidar on the historic Bell Rock lighthouse, 17km off the Angus coast. ZephIR 300 has been mounted on a platform on the north east of the lighthouse using a specially designed support frame measuring wind direction and wind velocity and will augment wind measurements from […]
Following the launch of the global Lidar Research Programme earlier this year, the first award has been granted to novel floating mast provider, FloatMast®, in association with leading research institute CRES. The project will see a ZephIR 300 wind lidar deployed on the FloatMast platform to gather finance-grade wind data enhanced with a short mast […]
ZephIR Lidar has launched a research programme for Research Institutes. The Lidar Research Programme provides Research Institutes with the ability to apply for a complimentary loan of the latest generation ZephIR 300 lidar (including technical support and guidance) with the objective of demonstrating the effective use of wind lidar in varying applications. ZephIR was the […]
Industry-leading wind lidar company ZephIR Lidar have confirmed, to the best of their knowledge, the world’s first simultaneous measurements taken upwind and downwind of a wind turbine for the Technical University of Denmark, Wind Energy department, formerly known as Risø DTU. The measurements were taken using two ZephIR Dual Mode systems deployed at the front […]
A gathering of many leading Chinese wind project developers, consultants and stakeholders has welcomed the introduction of wind lidar provider, ZephIR Lidar, to the local market, working in collaboration with Saiwind Inc. during a technology workshop held in Beijing. ZephIR provides remote wind speed measurements and characteristics from ground level, both onshore and offshore, in […]
Industry-leading wind lidar company ZephIR Lidar have this month celebrated their 10th anniversary of wind lidar experience, having been the original pioneer of lidar measurement for the wind industry. On 4th March 2003, a prototype ZephIR lidar was successfully installed on the nacelle of a Nordex N90 wind turbine generator, and immediately demonstrated its ability […]
Leading renewable energy consultancy group, Natural Power, has achieved a world first in demonstrating matched performance of its continuous wave wind lidar, ZephIR, to a calibrated wind tunnel as part of a Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (DNATF) project with Denmark’s National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Risø DTU, global manufacturer of wind turbines blades, […]
PGE Energia Odnawialna started a two-year wind measurement campaign for its planned 1GW offshore wind farm project, after deploying a floating LiDAR in the Polish Baltic Sea at the end of January. As Offshore WIND reported earlier, Spanish floating LiDAR specialist EOLOS supplied the EOLOS FLS200 LiDAR, designed for the offshore industry incorporating the ZephIR 300M […]
Quadran Energies Marines, which is leading the consortium behind the EolMed floating wind project in France, has contracted EOLOS for a one-year floating LiDAR measurement campaign for what is deemed to be the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea.
EOLOS, floating Lidar solutions provider backed by InnoEnergy, is deploying its EOLOS FLS200 floating Lidar at an offshore wind farm site in the Polish Baltic Sea.
A ZephIR 300 wind lidar installed at Dogger Bank for the Forewind consortium has provided data which shows the technology has advanced to the stage where it can be used in future as an alternative to meteorological masts for wind data collection, according to Zephir Lidar. The Dogger Bank projects being developed by the Forewind […]
After confirmation of successful tests of the floating wind measurement device in July 2015, seaLIDAR was introduced to the offshore wind energy market today. UK-based seaLIDAR Ltd, developed by ESTIA Consulting & Engineering S.A., combines measurement technologies with the potential to perform fully compliant IEC 61400 offshore wind measurements regardless of sea depth or availability of […]