Spidar Vertical Profiler
Discontinued product. See below for details.
NOTE: The Spidar Vertical Profiler has been discontinued as of August, 2021. The next generation of Direct Detect Lidar from NRG Systems will be available in 2022. We encourage you to consider the ZX 300 Wind Lidar for your remote sensing campaign needs. Please see this end-of-life announcement for more details or contact us directly with questions.
Direct Detect Lidar
Direct Detect Lidar technology provides bankable wind measurements data ideal for wind resource assessment, wind farm operations, forecasting, research, and meteorological applications. Its unique measurement principle offers lower cost and a smaller cone angle than other wind Lidars. Spidar is used most often for early-stage prospecting and wind shear validation studies within the wind energy industry, and over 150 have been delivered to dozens of customers around the world.
Spidar was independently verified by several leading wind energy consultants. This includes eight separate tests by DNV GL, who consider it a Stage 2 remote sensing device, capable of adding value to wind farm developments with project finance requirements. If you are interested in reviewing their Spidar position statement, please click on the following link:
Spidar Service and Support
NRG stands firmly behind our many customers continuing to use Spidars around the world on critical measurement campaigns. Complete Spidar service and support capabilities at our global headquarters in Hinesburg, VT will be maintained indefinitely. As we transition to the next generation of Direct Detect Lidar upgrading to new hardware may be preferable to utilizing legacy Spidar components. NRG Technical Services is available to discuss your Spidar service needs.
Please call us at +1 802-482-2255 for specifications.
Webinar: Get to Know TACT, an Open-source Tool for Evaluating Remote Sensing TI Measurements
As remote sensing devices become increasingly prevalent in wind resource campaigns, the need for tools that leverage the technology’s measurement output has grown. The Consortium for Advancing Remote Sensing (CFARS), a diverse group of industry stakeholders from North America and Europe, has been working to create this framework with the goal of accelerating adoption of remote sensing devices for wind energy applications. CFARS recently introduced the Turbulence Intensity Adjustment Comparison Tool (TACT), an open-source python tool used to evaluate the adjusted turbulence intensity (TI) measurements from a remote sensing device. TACT was spearheaded by CFARS' Site Suitability Subgroup, whose focus is increasing the overall acceptance of TI measurements from remote sensing devices by advancing the understanding of the accuracy and reliability of this measurement output and removing the nuance and ambiguity in best-practice methods. This webinar, led by Alexandra Arntsen, Ph.D., Lead Data Scientist at NRG Systems and Leader of CFARS’ Site Suitability Subgroup, provides a deep dive into TACT.
Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time (GMT-5)