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Lidar

Lidar

As turbines continue to grow taller, Lidar has emerged as a powerful tool for collecting precise, bankable data at a range of heights. Ideal for wind resource assessment, wind turbine optimization, and wind plant monitoring, Lidar can be deployed alone or alongside a met mast, and can used in a variety of climates and terrains.

NRG Systems – the only wind Lidar expert based in North America – has over 10 years of experience with this remarkably flexible technology. In keeping with our dedication to providing customers with complete solutions, our Lidar offerings include repair and validation services for both Spidar and ZX 300 Lidars as well as a range of services field and data services and complementary products, all backed by our knowledgeable and attentive technical services team. 

Due to its unique measurement principle, based on direct detect Lidar technology, Spidar performs strongest at locations with high turbulence and low atmospheric stability conditions. Doppler Lidar provide finance-grade wind measurement data regardless of the turbulence or atmospheric stability profile of the site, and have recently made significant improvements in measurements in complex wind flows. NRG will work with you to identify the optimal measurement solution for your campaign based on the location and needs of your project.
Rental Options

ZX 300, Spidar, and a range of PV-based remote power supply options are available to rent from NRG for campaigns in North America with a 3+ month duration. International rental options are available from NRG’s Global Partner Network. ZX 300 rental campaigns are particularly well-suited to power performance tests conducted in accordance with the IEC 61400-12 Edition 2 (2017) standard, where the Lidar may only be required for 3 to 6 months. Interested in a Lidar rental? Contact sales@nrgsystems.com to learn more.

APPLICATIONS IN METEOROLOGY

Thanks to Lidar’s ability to measure wind shear, boundary layer characteristics, turbulence, and the Doppler shift in airborne aerosols, it is well-suited for a variety of applications within the realm of meteorology, including air quality management, weather intelligence, aviation, and research.

Products

Lidar + Tower System

Lidar + Tower System

Pair Lidar with met towers at your prospective wind plant site to obtain economical, hub-height wind speed measurements.

Spidar Vertical Profiler

Spidar Vertical Profiler

Spidar uses Pulsed Direct Detect Lidar technology to deliver precise, bankable wind measurement data at a significantly lower cost than Doppler Lidar.

ZX 300 Wind Lidar

ZX 300 Wind Lidar

ZX 300 is a fully IEC Classified onshore vertical profiling Lidar with finance-grade data accepted by DNV GL.