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13/11/13

Vince Cable presents ZephIR Lidar with Institute of Physics Innovation Award

Representatives of ZephIR Lidar attended a reception in Parliament on Wednesday (6th November) to receive the Institute of Physics (IOP) Innovation Award from the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Right Honourable Dr Vince Cable MP.

The prize, one of the most coveted honours in British science, was awarded for “developing and commercialising a novel ‘lidar’ anemometry system for use in wind farm siting and construction.”

Figure 1: (l-r) ZephIR Lidar’s Managing Director Ian Locker, Chief Scientist Dr Michael Harris and the Right Honourable Dr Vince Cable MP.

The IOP Innovation Awards recognise companies in the UK and Ireland that have built success on the innovative application of physics. The award will be formally presented at the annual IOP Awards dinner on Friday 15th November.

Based near Ledbury, Herefordshire, ZephIR Lidar were the first company to develop a commercial lidar system, and since 2003 have pioneered the use of the technology for wind anemometry.

In 2003 the company released the first commercial wind lidar, ZephIR, exploiting decades of research at UK government Research & Development establishment QinetiQ, further optimised for the wind industry by leading international renewable energy consultancy and sister company Natural Power. ZephIR has paved the way for many of the remote sensing devices seen in the market today and whilst the ZephIR Lidar team continue to innovate with world firsts addressing complex client requirements, the system has now amassed more than 4 million hours of operation across over 750 deployments globally, spanning a decade of commercial experience.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “I would like to congratulate all of the winners of this year’s IOP Innovation Awards. The UK is home to some of the most innovative businesses in the world, especially in sectors such as manufacturing and telecommunications which draw on disciplines like engineering which have a base in physics.

“Our pioneering businesses are delivering sustained success.”

Dr. Frances Saunders, President of IOP, said: “ZephIR’s lidar technology is being embraced by the renewables industry. Their pioneering use of lidar has helped to cut the costs of wind farm development and is making a valuable contribution to help meet renewable energy targets. Their work is likely to become more and more important as the need to cut carbon emissions continues to escalate.”

Ian Locker, Managing Director of ZephIR Lidar, said: “Everyone at ZephIR Lidar is delighted to have won this highly respected award. Many years of hard work and dedication went into creating and developing our pioneering technology, and it’s wonderful to be recognised by the Institute of Physics for our achievements.”

Figure 2: Dr Michael Harris (left) and Ian Locker with the Innovation Award.

The Innovation Award is just the latest in a series of successes for the company. Since 2003 it has been involved in a string of world firsts, which include becoming:

ZephIR 300 measures wind characteristics onshore and on fixed or floating platforms offshore from just 10 metres (33 feet) up to 300 metres (984 feet) from installed position to inform wind regime and quality studies during the development and operation of wind farms onshore and offshore. 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. Every system is uniquely subjected to an industry-approved validation process, part of which occurs at the UK’s Lidar and Sodar test site, ensuring repeatable finance-grade data.

ZephIR DM is a Dual Mode variation of the successful 300 system. Mounted inside the spinner or on top of the nacelle, ZephIR DM measures wind characteristics in front of or behind a turbine from just 10 metres (33 feet) out to 300 metres (984 feet), during the operation of wind farms onshore and offshore. ZephIR DM provides valuable advanced wind data for the optimised performance and alignment of wind turbines, for in-situ power performance measurements, to reduce wind loading on turbine components and for specific troubleshooting applications.

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About ZephIR Ltd.

In 2003 we released the first commercial wind lidar, ZephIR®, exploiting decades of research at UK government Research & Development establishment QinetiQ. Designed specifically for the wind industry ZephIR has paved the way for many of the remote sensing devices seen in the market today. Our original lidar technology continues to innovate with world firsts such as taking measurements from a wind turbine spinner and being the first to deploy an offshore wind lidar, both fixed and floating. ZephIR has also now amassed more than 4 million hours of operation across 750+ deployments globally spanning a decade of commercial experience. For wind measurements onshore, offshore and in turbine-mounted applications, ZephIR provides accurate, reliable finance-grade wind data.

ZephIR Lidar was awarded one of the most coveted honours in British science, the Institute of Physics Innovation Award for “developing and commercialising a novel ‘lidar’ anemometry system for use in wind farm siting and construction”.

ZephIR Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Ltd. – established in the UK in 1963 with business interests primarily focussed on renewable energy, including ZephIR. Visit www.zephirlidar.com for more information.

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