Leading renewable energy consultancy group, Natural Power, has made access to quality, affordable lidar data easier than ever before by establishing a global network of ZephIR Trusted Service Providers which includes fellow industry leaders GL Garrad Hassan, AWS Truepower and DNV as well as local consultancy / engineering firms such as New Energy Scout (Switzerland), Oldbaum Services (UK) and Beijing New Energy Technology Co. (China). Leading technical and research groups such as Risø DTU (Denmark) and CRES (Greece) are also signed up to providing in-country ZephIR services to clients.
ZephIR Trusted Service Providers are recognised for their extensive experience in providing the following services, and in doing so are well positioned to support ZephIR lidar projects in their respective countries:
- ZephIR lidar installations, configuration, commissioning, relocations and home transportation
- Wind data monitoring, analysis, and reporting
- Other ZephIR lidar consulting services
- Local field support as required
Ian Locker, ZephIR MD within Natural Power commented: Having accumulated over two million operating hours of ZephIR lidar we have come to understand the specific needs of our customer base. Earlier in the year we established a go-anywhere comms service and also aligned with a remote power supply company. This next step of signing up ZephIR Trusted Service Providers allows customers to be confident that there is a huge network of companies that are able to support ZephIRs and ZephIR data in projects and share our wealth of experience in doing so.
Our network really demonstrates that the wind industry is embracing the benefits that ZephIR lidar brings to resource assessment, power curve measurements and permanent site anemometry onshore and offshore. With amendments being made to the IEC standard for wind measurement to include lidar and support networks such as ZephIR Trusted Service Providers we are confident in the ever increasing mass adoption of ZephIR and lidar across the industry.
The full list of ZephIR Trusted Service Providers by country can be found at ZephIR’s brand new website: www.zephirlidar.com/support/tsp