DNV GL seal of approval for ZephIR

The FLiDAR prototype buoy at the UK's Gwynt y Mor wind farm

The FLiDAR prototype buoy at the UK's Gwynt y Mor wind farm

European classification body DNV GL has given its stamp of approval to Fred Olsen outfit ZephIR’s ZephIR 300 Lidar system as “bankable” for wind energy assessments in benign onshore and offshore environments.

The device, currently being piloted on a floating spar buoy at RWE Innogy’s Gywnt Y Mor wind farm off Wales, was judged to provide finance-grade data independent of comparisons with industry-standard, cup-anemometer-based met masts.

The ZephIR 300 measures wind characteristics from 10-200 metres (33-650 feet) from a unit’s location to flesh out wind regime studies during the development and operation of a wind farm.

“ZephIR 300 is accurate, reliable and affordable, adding value to wind energy projects at every stage - from pre-planning, through development and on to operation,” says ZephIR.

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