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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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Lidars highlighted as key enabler in energy transitionLidars highlighted as key enabler in energy transition following review of market statistics provided by BVG Associates and Natural Power. Lidars remotely measure wind speeds at hundreds of metres above their installed location, collecting up to 50 individual data points every second.
 
Onshore they are highly flexible in their installation location and offshore they utilize efficient infrastructure such as floating buoys for deployment. Today an analysis by ZX Lidars and based on data from BVG Associates and Natural Power, has estimated that wind Lidars provided by OEM ZX Lidars have delivered wind data in support over £150 billion of investment into wind energy. Furthermore, this equates to the avoidance of 245 MT CO2 emissions when comparing the use of offshore wind globally in place of fossil fuels according to figures published in GWEC’s Global Offshore Wind Report 2020.
 
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