Get in touch
ZX Lidars
Want to know more?

Get in touch to find out more about our Lidars or services.


+44 (0) 1531 651 000
The Old Barns Fairoaks Farm Hollybush Ledbury HR8 1EU
Back to top
 
13/09/17

Smartec sends ZephIR Lidar in to the Taipei Basin with the National Taiwan University

Smartec Scientific Corp (Smartec) has confirmed their support of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University (NTU) by deploying a ZephIR 300 wind lidar in the Taipei Basin as part of a cutting-edge wind and weather research program described as being of “national importance”.

                 

Since its foundation in 1993, Smartec has been specialising in weather stations, water quality, ocean current measurement and system integration. In 2012 Smartec consolidated its reputation in the offshore wind market by joining the Taiwan offshore wind farm pilot project where they integrated two meteorological systems on Taipower and TGC offshore met mast.

The company has owned and operated remote sensing wind lidar devices since 2016 and this latest deployment with NTU (above) sees the ZephIR 300 ground-based wind lidar acting as the reference for a mix of weather measurement sensors including a long range boundary layer wind profiler and a microwave radiometer used to study radiation emitted by thermal gases.

ZephIR Lidar Smartec National Taiwan University

ZephIR 300 wind lidar deployed by Smartec at the National Taiwan University

The wind measurement campaign will be used by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University to provide better forecasting of ‘convectional precipitation’ – a particularly intense period of rainfall that occurs in the region whereby its occurrence and severity are of particular interest.

Professor Lin of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at NTU commented: “We are undertaking significant research into weather patterns in the Taipei Basin and Smartec have helped us to deploy and operate this incredible, flexible wind lidar tool – ZephIR 300. We can take reference wind measurements up to two hundred metres above our test centre at the National Taiwan University and correlate other measurements systems to it to improve the accuracy of our weather forecasting models – something of importance to all of Taiwan.”

About ZephIR Lidar

ZephIR Lidar provides industry-leading wind lidar products, ZephIR 300 and ZephIR DM for wind energy and meteorological applications. These lidars deliver accurate wind measurements in both onshore and offshore applications at measurement heights across the full range swept by the blades of modern wind turbines. With more than 10 million hours of operation in the field and over 1000 deployments (and counting), ZephIR Lidar has pioneered the use of lidar in the wind industry. The company is proud of the many world firsts it has achieved with customers including: upwind measurements from a turbine nacelle, turbine wake studies, offshore deployments of both fixed and floating wind lidar, an industry-accepted validation process, re-financing and re-powering of a wind farm, successful demonstration of measurement accuracy in a wind tunnel and total wind project financing from a lidar without need for a met mast.

To find out more visithttps://www.zxlidars.com/

or contact:

press@zephirlidar.com
+44 (0) 7825 159 082

© 2017 Zephir Ltd. All rights reserved. ZephIR, Zephir, ZephIR 300, ZephIR 300M, ZephIR DM, ZephIR Care, ZephIR Power and Waltz are trademarks of ZephIR Lidar. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Find The Right Lidar for you

We can help you find the right Lidar for your needs by answering a few questions

Find The Right Lidar for you

What do you need wind data for?

Image Caption 1

Site Assessment

Image Caption 2

Operational Measurements

Image Caption 3

Other

Find The Right Lidar for you

Where do you need to gather data?

Offshore

Onshore

Both onshore and offshore

Find The Right Lidar for you

How long do you need this data for?

<1

PERFECT FOR:

Small scale projects

Temporary events

Less than 1 year

1-2

PERFECT FOR:

Small scale projects

Temporary events

1-2 years

3+

PERFECT FOR:

Long term projects

Operational measurements

3 years +

5

Our Recommendation
ZX Lidars - ZX Measurement Services

Learn more
Our Recommendation
ZX Lidars - ZXTM

Validate your wind turbine performance and reach financial close with nacelle based Lidar Power Performance Testing. Optimise asset performance with operational power curve and yaw measurements. Develop wind farm Lidar control strategies with wake steering and load control.

Power Performance Measurements and Testing to IEC standards including IEC 61400-50-3:2022

Accepted by all major turbine OEMs

Unique measurements of wakes and complex flow

True wind shear and wind veer measurements across the whole rotor

Learn more
Our Recommendation
ZX Lidars - ZX300M

Reduce your offshore wind farm project and financial uncertainty by measuring wind characteristics higher than a met mast and by mobilising measurements across a whole site with wind Lidar. Integrated in to all major Floating Buoy platforms.

Wind resource assessment and measurements offshore

Responsible for 95%+ of all new offshore wind measurements globally

£150bn of finance invested in clean energy from ZX 300M data

10-300m range - the widest range available of any Lidar

Learn more
Our Recommendation
ZX Lidars - ZX300

Reduce your onshore wind project and financial uncertainty by measuring wind characteristics higher than a met mast and by mobilising measurements across a whole site with wind Lidar. Be flexible within your planning applications by using a low visual impact, low height device.

Wind resource assessment and measurements onshore

Bankable standalone wind data in simple and complex terrain

Extreme environments, proven operation for 10 years

10-300m range - the widest range available of any Lidar

Learn more

Thank you for your interest in our products.

It looks like we need more information to be able to help you.

If you click on the button below and leave your information, one of our support team will get in touch to help you find the right product.

This site uses cookies.
ConfigureHide Options
 
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.