Rent-a-Lidar: Dulas Acquires ZephIR 300 and ZephIR DM Devices

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 and noise monitoring, through to full Energy Yield Assessments, or even operating on turbines for performance troubleshooting Dulas’ new ZephIR Lidars are available immediately,” commented Rhian Evans, Account Manager for Remote Sensing at Dulas.

Dulas has a team of remote sensing instrumentation engineers based across the UK and multiple crews operating in any one week, who are equipped to economically, and expertly manage client-owned remote sensing and associated power systems both in the UK but also wider into the European market. Engineers are fully trained and have extensive experience for the deployment of both ground-based ZephIR 300s as well as the turbine mounted installations of ZephIR DM.

Further, Dulas are now confirmed as a ZephIR Trusted Service Provider in the UK capable of providing all the necessary lidar support services to customers.

ZephIR 300 is ground-based and provides Stage 3, finance-grade wind measurement onshore and offshore from just 10 metres above ground, up to 200 metres without the need for a met mast or planning permission. The continuous wave lidar technology emits an infra-red, eye-safe laser focussed at each height of interest in order to extract the maximum information, 50 points per second, about the wind flow at that height.

ZephIR DM is turbine-mounted and provides rotor equivalent wind speeds, an expected requirement of the new IEC standards for wind measurements, from just 10 metres in front of the turbine out to ranges of 300 metres. Measurements allow for accurate power curves independent from any turbine anemometry, performance troubleshooting and turbine optimisation through short-term temporary installations.

Source: ZephIR Lidar