Permanent Met Lidar
Entirely replace the need for a Permanent Met Mast with a Permanent Met Lidar.
ZX 300 provides low 10m measurements through to tip height and above, and can be SCADA / grid integrated providing a new standard in operational wind measurements.
Remove certain planning permits and changes to planning required for tall mast structure.
Remove the need to work at height actively working towards industry Health & Safety best practice. Remove annual met mast calibration requirements and safety / insurance walkdowns.
Limit ground-work costs and timescales by installing a simple Lidar compound only.
More accurately apply curtailment strategies / wind sector management.
Undertake measurements in the case of either turbine failure / turbine component failure or power loss on site in support of any insurance claims.
Improve the accuracy of the forecasting model may be used for energy trading, access / egress or planned maintenance forecasting (to reduce Waiting on Weather downtime).
With an almost real-time, accurate shear profile, any movements around site can be conducted more efficiently and allow operations, for example craning, to work with a higher level of certainty within their internally approved safety windows for these operations.