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Calibration With Real-World Conditions

“This new 130-meter meteorological tower is an answer to a set back within the industry. Currently LiDAR devices must be sent overseas to be tested and calibrated which can be a six to eight-week process before being shipped back. With this new testing being done at Group NIRE, it allows operators to ship within the U.S. while saving costs and time. Also, what makes Group NIRE’s testing site unique is that it is non-exclusive, giving customers the option to use any third-party certification group to test and certify either through DNV GL, UL, or Intertek companies with their LiDARs.”
Mark Harral, Group NIRE CEO

Stretching over 2,000 acres, our field site provides optimal real-world conditions with consistent wind speeds throughout the year. This gives manufacturers a larger window of time to test a wind turbine or other distributed energy resources to their limits. With beneficial grid interconnection agreements with our partners, manufacturers are able to install wind turbine prototypes easier, faster, and more economically.

New IEC Standards Milestone

The new IEC standard for LIDAR’s, IEC 61400-12-1:2017 is considered a milestone for the LiDAR industry. This formally allows LiDAR as a supplementary or alternative measurement technique to mast-mounted cup anemometers.  The industry is expected to grow with this new standard and LiDAR’s can be more heavily relied on for resource assessment measurement. With a growing industry and heavier reliance on this standard Group NIRE is ready to meet the needs of their clients.

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“Group NIRE offers one of the only U.S. LiDAR Testing Facilities, at a low cost and fast turnaround. Our 130-meter IEC compliant MET tower is fully instrumented and will provide valuable wind data for accurate calibration.”
Director of Operations & Energy Development