By DARA BUTTERFIELD
Scottish wind energy consultancy Oldbaum Services has extended its RS Xplorer range of mobile power solution for wind-measuring support services.
The Stirling-based supplier – which provides all types of LiDAR systems – from nacelle LiDAR to ground-based LiDAR, and from scanning LiDAR to floating LiDAR – has announced the RS Xplorer Anywhere as its solution to providing power for delicate sensing instruments in remote or difficult to access sites.
The 11-strong Oldbaum team has provided wind services projects in Brazil, India and China since it was set up in 2003.
With its new hybrid power delivery solution, the Anywhere powers remote sensing instruments through solar panels, and additionally offers a platform to add additional power sources required to meet the demands of the instrument in the field.
The default specification adds 840Wp PV to a methanol fuel cell solution to provide ample power to supply whichever instrument the client wishes to use, for instance, Natural Power’s ZephIR 300 ground-based LiDAR and Leospehere’s WindCUBE V2 LiDAR.
Monica Griesbaum, Director, Oldbaum, said: “We are very proud to extend our RS Xplorer range to include the Anywhere off-road trailer option. As the market moves towards the adoption of remote sensing technologies, we see the RS Xplorer as being an essential and exciting support solution for our clients.”
Andy Oldroyd, Technical Director, Oldbaum, added: “The RS Xplorer range is based on over 12 years field experience in the deployment and management of remote sensing instrumentation solutions.
“The RS Xplorer has been designed to give clients complete remote control over their system and ensure the instrument and data are delivered at a high level of availability.The aim is to ensure the power source is no longer a risk in remote deployment of LiDAR units.”