in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Vestas has deployed three ZephIR 300 LIDAR systems at the 420 MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia. According to ZephIR, the systems will provide hub height and full rotor wind speed measurements across the project site, which already contains six traditional 84-meter met masts.

The ZephIR LIDARs will take wind measurements from 10 to 200 meters high to assist load-analysis calculations for the 140 3 MW Vestas V112 wind turbines, as well as to inform turbine-warranty conditions.

“ZephIR LIDAR gives Vestas flexibility on a large site, such as Macarthur,” comments Peter Giang, project manager at Vestas Australian Wind Technology. “It would be difficult from a development-application perspective to use traditional masts across the entire site to collect the data we require for our turbine calculations and to inform warranty conditions on the site. ZephIR provided an efficient way that we require.”


IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?

Advances have made it feasible for wind turbine blades to adjust individually. However, other factors are preventing the technology's widespread use.


Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015