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REG Power Management Lifting Construction Safety Standards with Lidar

June 15, 2017

REG Power Management (RPM) is deploying ZephIR Lidar systems to achieve the highest levels of safety within their wind farm constructions projects.

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Hundreds gather at launch of powerful ‘CFD + Lidar’ combination for more effective wind measurements in complex terrain

April 11, 2017

  Existing Meteodyn WT users, in addition to any ZephIR Lidar user, can access the white box solution either directly in Meteodyn WT or via the web link: http://meteodyn.com/en/lidar-data-post-conversion/#.WNo9glUrLBR The results from the 18-month study have been published in a white paper available on request: email research@zephirlidar.com The launch of the results and service were…

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New IEC standard sees acceptance for wind lidars in wind turbine power curve testing

March 14, 2017

The international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), has published a new standard to deliver the technical basis for the acceptance of lidar measurements for wind turbine power performance testing and wind resource assessments. The release of the new standard, IEC 61400-12-1:2017, is considered a major…

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Industry-reviewed procedure for measuring wind turbine power curves with CW lidar released

December 14, 2016

Turbine rotor shear and veer uncertainties reduced with ZephIR DM This, the most widely reviewed industry procedure released to date, describes in a practical manner the main steps to using a nacelle-mounted wind lidar to measure a wind turbine power curve, closely following guidelines such as IEC 61400-12-1 CD. The reviewers include experts from Siemens,…

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Dulas launches met mast verification service with ZephIR 300 wind lidar

December 12, 2016

Renewable energy service provider focuses on keeping wind projects performing Dulas, a leading renewable energy service provider has announced today the launch of a wind farm met mast data verification and testing service, utilizing industry-leading wind lidar ZephIR 300.  The service will ensure that meteorological (met) masts, the cornerstone of bankable wind energy projects, are…

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Wake steering results in 15% power increase in ‘total wind farm control’ demonstration

September 6, 2016

Industry-first achieved by TUM Wind Energy Institute in pioneering study with DTU Wind Energy and ZephIR Lidar. A ground-breaking study by the Wind Energy Institute at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has used wind lidars originating from ZephIR Lidar to demonstrate the possibilities that total wind farm control offers the industry. Wakes were deflected…

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ORE Catapult, RES and Centrica tackle blade erosion with ZephIR DM to uplift turbine production by up to 2%

August 15, 2016

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in collaboration with Centrica, has successfully delivered the first in-field measurement campaign under its industry-leading blade leading edge programme (BLEEP) with ZephIR Lidar technology, and concluded that an uplift in annual energy production (AEP) of between 1.5 to 2% is possible following the repair of moderate blade erosion. The…

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EnergieKontor pro-actively reduce future wind farm uncertainty with ZephIR Lidar.

August 8, 2016

“By adding ZephIR 300 wind lidars into our anemometry programme we are proactively reducing the uncertainty associated with the wind measurement of our future wind farm developments“, says Lambert Kleinjans, Project Manager – Financing and Construction – at EnergieKontor UK Ltd. “The ZephIR 300 allows us to use onsite data to optimise the windfarm layout…

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Vestas confirms use of ZephIR Lidar on multi-rotor concept demonstrator

July 27, 2016

In April 2016, Vestas revealed that they are working on optimising wind energy production and lowering the cost of energy by testing a multi-rotor concept demonstrator. Today, we can confirm that the innovative concept demonstrator uses the advanced remote sensing technology from ZephIR Lidar, an approved Vestas lidar supplier. Figure 1: Vestas multi-rotor demonstrator concept…

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ZephIR 300 promotes safe-lifting on jack-up vessel at Block Island Offshore Wind Farm

July 18, 2016

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has successfully mobilised for the Block Island Offshore Wind Farm project in Esbjerg, Denmark. Mobilisation included welding of large steel structures on deck to elevate and support the nacelles for the planned transatlantic voyage. Brave Tern is now en route to St. Nazaire, France, where the 5…

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