Wind Lidar Systems - Harnessing the Earth's Energy
ZephIR Lidar provides hub height and turbine mounted accurate wind measurement, for wind energy and meteorological applications. These industry leading wind lidar products, ZephIR 300 and ZephIR DM, provide accurate wind measurements, in both onshore and offshore applications.
ZephIR 300 – Onshore Wind Lidar
ZephIR 300 wind lidar is used extensively through the pre-planning / scoping, planning, development, construction and operational phases of an onshore wind energy project in combination with short met masts and tall met masts and associated cup anemometers, roaming during site-prospecting, stand-alone in replacement of a met mast and as a fixed reference control.
ZephIR 300M – Offshore Wind Measurement
ZephIR Lidar is proud to deliver a fully-marinised wind lidar – ZephIR 300M – for the offshore wind and meteorological industries, founded on the company’s successful and finance-approved remote wind measurement device, ZephIR 300.
ZephIR is the single most experienced lidar operating offshore with extensive global offshore deployments across a 10 year track record including: the world’s first wind lidar to be used on a fixed platform; the world’s first wind lidar to be used on a floating platform; the first wind lidar to be accepted as DNV GL Stage 3 ‘bankable’ on a fixed platform, and; the world’s first wind lidar to be deployed as standard in dual configuration on a buoy for resource assessment.
ZephIR DM – Turbine Mounted Wind Lidar
The ZephIR DM turbine mounted wind lidar measures wind characteristics in front of or behind a turbine from just 10 metres (33 feet) out to 300 metres (984 feet) situated inside the spinner or on top of the nacelle, during the operation of wind farms onshore and offshore (this is limited to 200m (656 feet) when in ground based vertical mode).
ZephIR DM (Dual Mode) wind lidar is mounted in the spinner / on the nacelle or hub of a wind turbine generator in horizontal mode or immediately in front of the wind turbine generator in vertical mode for yaw misalignment, turbine calibrations, End of Warranty inspections, power curve measurements (absolute and relative), R&D projects and full turbine control.