ZephIR 300 wind lidar, remote sensing for U.S. wind energy market, will be available in the U.S. through Campbell Scientific. The wind sensor is said to provide accurate wind data across all stages of a wind farm project. Manufactured by Zephir Ltd. of the UK, a subsidiary of renewable energy group Natural Power, the ZephIR 300 provides remote resource measurements of wind speed and direction from 10 to 200m above ground. The lidar unit can measure 50 data points every second across a full 360-degree scan providing a high sample rate advantageous in complex and fast changing air flows. Equipment of this sort can replace met towers and with several advantages. The company says lidar has demonstrated high-quality measurements across many hundreds of installations in a range of scenarios and environments. Campbell Scientific will partner with Zephir Ltd. to act as an authorized distributor for the ZephIR 300 in North America.
Ian Locker, a manager of the ZephIR business in Natural Power welcomed the announcement: “Campbell Scientific is one of the most recognized brands in the U.S. for quality data-measurement instruments and is a natural fit for ZephIR 300. Together we will meet the clear customer requirements for a high-quality lidar in the U.S. with extensive field engineering support to exceed service expectations”.
Campbell Scientific has designed and manufactured sensors, measurement and control instrumentation, and related communications peripherals for over 35 years, specializing in versatile, programmable, stand-alone systems.
Campbell Scientific Inc.
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