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Natural Power's wind lidar to Chennai, India

Natural Power has deployed a dual-mode ZephIR 300 wind lidar with the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET) in Chennai, India.

By Kari Williamson

The dual-mode ZephIR 300 was designed and developed by Natural Power to meet CWET's requirements to assess a range of wind measurements.

Two variations of ZephIR software are applied to the system so CWET can easily and seamlessly switch between the two modes – the standard ground based ZephIR Waltz platform, and a new platform which will ultimately be rolled out on ControlZephIR units later this year which offers the ability to provide full rotational scanning in front or behind a wind turbine, Natural Power says.

With the dual-mode lidar CWET can undertake both horizontally orientated turbine wind measurements and traditional vertical resource assessments.

Ian Locker, ZephIR MD within Natural Power, says: “We are very pleased to see our first sale in to the Indian wind energy market. This is also quite a novel approach whereby ZephIR 300 can be used in various orientations from the ground and from the wind turbine. This provides both vertical and horizontal measurements to meet CWET’s objective of capturing highly accurate wind speed measurements in front of an operational turbine.”

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Anumakonda said

19 September 2011
Good News. Dual-mode ZephIR 300 wind lidar from Natural Power with the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET) in Chennai, India.will help in accurate wind measurements. Already India occupies 5th position in Wind Energy in the World. With Improved facilities for wind resourcing, the country's wind installations will grow.

Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Wind Energy Expert

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