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New turbine-mounted Lidar and formation of Measurement Services business Canadian grid moves from masts to Lidars on operational wind farms ZephIR Lidar Achieves Full IEC Compliance Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar ZephIR Lidar Wind Lidar Workshop - Okinawa, Japan 22nd June 2018 We're exhibiting at Global Offshore Wind 2018 EOLOS success offshore increases Lidar demand Mike Anderson shines light on ZephIR Lidar ZephIR Lidar MD saddles up for ‘Ride Africa: Kenya' to raise funds for Child.org SOCRATES meets ZephIR as Lidar project sets sail to inform global warming strategy Floating Lidar company EOLOS to deploy with ZephIR in Baltic Sea Wind farm offshore substations get Lidar upgrade Wind farm operator SSE Generation opts for wind Lidar, permanently Smartec sends ZephIR Lidar in to the Taipei Basin with the National Taiwan University ZephIR Lidar expands Engineering Team following establishment of new UK Lidar Production Centre DNV GL verifies nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar wind measurements Largest dedicated Wind Lidar Production Centre in Europe established, with global outreach REG Power Management Lifting Construction Safety Standards with Lidar Hundreds gather at launch of powerful ‘CFD + Lidar’ combination for more effective wind measurements in complex terrain New IEC standard sees acceptance for wind lidars in wind turbine power curve testing Industry-reviewed procedure for measuring wind turbine power curves with CW lidar released Dulas launches met mast verification service with ZephIR 300 wind lidar Wake steering results in 15% power increase in 'total wind farm control' demonstration ORE Catapult, RES and Centrica tackle blade erosion with ZephIR DM to uplift turbine production by up to 2% EnergieKontor pro-actively reduce future wind farm uncertainty with ZephIR Lidar. Vestas confirms use of ZephIR Lidar on multi-rotor concept demonstrator ZephIR 300 promotes safe-lifting on jack-up vessel at Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Smartec secure ZephIR Lidar sales in Taiwanese wind market Smartec and ZephIR Lidar inform Taiwanese market on the developing applications of wind lidar New European Wind Atlas program to benefit from ZephIR 300 wind measurements, with Uppsala University ZephIR Lidar Wind Lidar Workshop - Beijing 2016 ZephIR Lidar replaces met mast and goes SCADA-integrated with Senvion at Infinis wind farm Goldwind uses ZephIR Lidar for optimisation, certification & control of 6MW turbine New lidar-based turbine power performance and optimisation service launched in Europe Dogger Bank lidar confirms technology meets met masts for wind data collection DNV GL signs framework deal demonstrating IEC compliance of ZephIR 300 wind lidar EDF adopt ZephIR wind lidar technology to optimise wind farm performance New offshore wind lidar launched – ZephIR 300M (for Marine!) Infinis chooses ZephIR Lidar to optimise operational site performance Leading renewable energy company RES signs framework agreement with ZephIR Lidar European Funding brings ZephIR 300 wind lidar to Malta Ammonit delivers fleet of wind lidars to Central European wind energy market Consultancy demonstrates wind lidar accuracy in wind farm complex terrain, set to phase out masts EOLOS floating buoy featuring ZephIR 300 wind lidar scoops innovation award World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300 270 MW Lincs Offshore Wind Farm gets boost with ZephIR Lidar Cornell University deploys dual ZephIR 300 wind lidars for more accurate turbulence study for wind turbines Babcock’s FORECAST Floating ZephIR LiDAR reaches Stage 2 of Carbon Trust OWA roadmap The lowest cost of finance-grade ‘hub-height and above’ wind data available – that’s ZephIR Direct Dulas to acquire fleet of ZephIR Lidars for rental to UK wind market World first as Canadian WindEEE wind dome deploys DTU / ZephIR WindScanner Industry expert report demonstrates ZephIR 300 as ‘bankable’ onshore and offshore, in complex sites and on floating platforms Fraunhofer IWES Wind Lidar Buoy Verified at FINO1 Industry’s highest level of wind lidar infield support launched at UK’s leading wind event, renewableUK 2014 US Strides Forward with Lidar Controlled Turbine - Achieved with NREL, DNV GL, University of Stuttgart and ZephIR Lidar Inch Cape Offshore Limited Lights Up Wind Farm with ZephIR Lidar, Supported by SgurrEnergy ZephIR DM moving closer to new international power curve standard Lidar Research Programme 1st project announcement: Novel combined floating lidar + mast using the expertise of research institute CRES, floating mast company FloatMast and industry leading wind lidar ZephIR 300. Largest batch of single-type lidar verifications against an IEC-compliant met mast released by ZephIR Lidar After 40 months continuous operation ZephIR demonstrates long-term performance stability of continuous wave lidar with no requirement for re-calibration Ammonit partners with ZephIR Lidar as a Trusted Service Provider Gaelectric deploy duo of consultancies, and leading lidar provider, ZephIR, and sees increase of 2% on P90/P50 for the long-term energy production expected to be achieved at its 42 MW Dunbeg Wind Farm. RES ZephIR Lidar Research Programme launched for Research Institutes DNV GL: ZephIR 300 wind lidar is accepted for use in bankable / finance-grade wind speed and energy assessments with either no or limited on-site met mast comparisons under ZephIR 300 verified against IEC compliant Lelystad met mast Turbine-mounted ZephIR Lidar at forefront of pioneering RES and Vestas study Vince Cable presents ZephIR Lidar with Institute of Physics Innovation Award ZephIR Lidar signs new Chinese distribution agreement, presents at China Windpower Babcock chooses ZephIR for pioneering floating lidar system ZephIR Lidar win prestigious Institute of Physics Innovation Award NEL deploys ZephIR 300 to steer industry guidance on power curve measurements, turbine micro-siting with CFD modelling, and to verify load measurements on key wind turbine components ZephIR Lidar Scientist To Deliver Lecture at Europe World-first simultaneous measurements upwind and downwind from a wind turbine delivered by ZephIR Dual Mode to DTU Wind Energy (Ris Vestas deploys multiple ZephIR Lidars at largest wind power project in the Southern Hemisphere ZephIR Lidar expected to play significant role in Chinese offshore wind projects Single most comprehensive set of remote sensing test results against an IEC compliant met mast spanning almost 80 trials over a two year period, released today by ZephIR Lidar TuuliSaimaa deploy ZephIR lidar during construction of wind farm ensuring safe operations Ten years at the top, measuring right to the top, with ZephIR Lidar Ecofys release positioning statement stating improved bankability with ZephIR 300 wind lidar, and point to inclusion in new IEC standards for power curve measurements ZephIR Presentation at Windpower Monthly Five papers from the ZephIR team presented at EWEA, Vienna Raedthuys Group to deploy ZephIR lidar on mass across portfolio of sites ZephIR 300 approved for use as stand-alone resource assessment by the Energy research Centre for the Netherlands REG Windpower deploys ZephIR lidar to close MASDAR OF ABU DHABI PROCURES TWO ZEPHIR 300 WIND LIDARS TO SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE UAE ZEPHIR LTD AWARDED ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION BY BM TRADA CAMPBELL SCIENTIFIC SELECTS ZEPHIR WIND LIDAR TECHNOLOGY FOR US WIND MARKET NATURAL POWER RELEASES RESULTS FROM FIRST ZEPHIR 300 BATCH SHOWING HIGH LEVELS OF ACCURACY ACROSS THE BOARD Natural Power deploys first dual-mode ZephIR wind lidar in India with the Centre for Wind Energy Technology Natural Power's ZephIR wind lidar demonstrates world-first matched performance in wind tunnel ZephIR establishes global network of Trusted Service Providers - www.zephirlidar.com ZephIR 300 installed at Dogger Bank offshore wind farm with Forewind Natural Power business ZephIR aligns with remote power specialists Ampair ZephIR 300 Heralds New Era for Wind Lidar ZephIR Lidar Deployed in Support of Narec Offshore Demonstrator Project ZephIR - RERL approved for measurements in the wind industry
 

About us

ZX Lidars provides hub height and turbine mounted accurate wind measurements with Lidar, for wind energy and meteorological applications.

 
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How it all began

Decades of research into laser applications has been undertaken by many of our team between 1980 and 2000, led by Dr. Michael Harris, our Director of Science. This, combined with the emergence of the commercial telecomms industry resulted in the opportunity for a low-cost Lidar product to remotely sense wind characteristics via measurement of the Doppler shift of light emitted by the Lidar and scattered back from particles in the atmosphere such as dust, moisture and pollen.

Following initial development by the team, Zephir Ltd. was founded in 2007 and our sole shareholder is the UK-based company Fred. Olsen Ltd, founded in 1963 with global outreach. Fred. Olsen-related companies operate across a diverse set of industries, but a backbone of renewable energy industry organisations including consultants, wind farm development, installation vessels and operation & maintenance teams has helped inform and advise our own Lidar organisation.

Rapid growth in the wind industry combined with our innovative Continuous Wave Lidar technology triggered a chain of products and partnerships as outlined in this Product Guide.Our vision statement from the outset has been simply: a wind Lidar on every commercial wind project and integrated into every large wind turbine – a Big Hairy Audacious Goal that we all believe in, from the first employee of Zephir Ltd., Ian Locker – our Managing Director – through to each and every member of the ZX Lidars Family.

After our first successful decade we started out on a new adventure – to re-invest Zephir Ltd.’s (Z) 10+ years (X) of experience to completely re-imagine our Lidar system and make a Lidar ‘platform’. A platform that can be tailored to so very many applications and customer needs. All based on the core, proven and accepted Lidar technology that has featured since Day 1.

And so ZX Lidars was born and today represents what we do, and how we do it.

 

Our commitment to our vision is demonstrated through more than a decade of trail-blazing and Blue Ocean market creation:.

 

zx wind lidars

 

2018

The first wind Lidar to meet all conditions for Classification to IEC 614100-12-1: 2017.



 
 

2017

The first wind Lidar to be deployed across a whole wind farm on a Lidar-per-turbine basis.



2016

The first wind Lidar to be integrated into a wind turbine OEM’s SCADA system.



 
 

2014

The first wind Lidar to be subjected to more than 170 performance verifications against an IEC compliant test site.



2013

The first wind lidar to provide true dual mode functionality in one platform (ZephIR DM).



 
 

2012

The first wind lidar to be used with very short masts and secure project financing.



2011

The first wind lidar to be proven in a wind tunnel.



 
 

2010

The first wind lidar to re-finance and re-power a wind farm.



2009

The first wind lidar to be deployed offshore on a floating platform (SeaZephIR).



 
 

2008

The first wind lidar to be signed off against an industry-accepted validation process.



2007

The first wind lidar to take measurements from a turbine spinner.



 
 

2005

The first wind lidar to be deployed offshore – both on fixed platform (2005) and floating platform (2009).



2004

The first and original commercially available lidar for the wind industry. The first wind lidar to investigate the behaviour of turbine wakes.



 
 

2003

The first wind lidar to make upwind measurements from a turbine nacelle.



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