At Energy Canvas, we have used remote sensing devices since 2006, influencing the design and finance of wind projects and helping operational projects be more productive. Throughout the years, we have experienced the value these devices bring but also understand many of the ownership challenges with deployment, maintenance, and long-term value after the first deployment.
As a premier global distributor of renewable resource measurement equipment, Ammonit has had years of experience working with top developers supporting them with products that met their needs.
The MeteoLaser LiDAR is exactly that sort of product—inspired by customer demand and engineered with the latest technology to meet customer-driven specifications.
At a high level, we think there are three basic ways that a product is considered bankable:
- Reliably perform to a high calibre.
- Repeatably perform to the same calibre.
- Reputation of performance.
Ammonit has acknowledged and addressed these points, designing its new LiDAR to meet current IEC standards, while being repeatedly deployed through its Partner Network in often remote and difficult environments. As a sophisticated tool, perhaps the MeteoLaser’s greatest accomplishment is its relatively fast adoption within the industry, joining the major incumbents as a top-tier manufacturer.
Since the beginning of this year, Ammonit has joined the wind LiDAR market and has brought customer-focused innovations and integration with the launch of the MeteoLaser.
Whether used in a measurement campaign or on operational projects, the MeteoLaser can be easily connected to AmmonitOR (click here for more information) for remote data retrieval and analysis. Furthermore, it can measure wind characteristics up to 300m above ground level and be configured to measure at 12 different heights, in which both cases are rarely achieved in traditional met masts alone. That said, the increased quantity of data can supplement the data collected from its traditional counterpart and help increase certainty for shear and veer calculations.
The MeteoLaser uses similar technologies as the pre-existing LiDARs on the market, meaning that barriers to adoption are low. Meanwhile, a couple of characteristics of this new LiDAR that impress us most are its size and low power consumption. Being on the smaller and lighter end of the spectrum, the MeteoLaser can be easily managed, making it more convenient to deploy and redeploy. In terms of power consumption, the MeteoLaser uses only about 35W of energy under ideal operating temperatures, and 45W in conditions as cold as -40°C using a thermal jacket. This makes it a viable addition to a project, regardless of developmental stage. Using our renewable power solutions, we can reliably power the MeteoLaser in most areas of Canada.
Units are available for sale and rental options are available upon request. Interested in learning more about how you can integrate the MeteoLaser LiDAR into your projects? Contact us—we’re just as excited about this as you are!