29 Jun '15, 9am

EOLOS floating buoy scoops innovation award

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), set up by the European Union to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, presented its 2015 awards at the InnovEIT conference held in Budapest last week. The EIT’s Innovators Award was presented to the Spanish company EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions for reducing costs for offshore wind measurements. EOLOS FLS200 , the promising new floating platform, features the innovative wind lidar solution ZephIR 300 . The platform was built to deliver accurate metocean data for offshore wind farm planning, development and operation at a fraction of the cost of traditional offshore met masts. EOLOS and ZephIR are currently on trial at ECN’s Ijmuiden offshore met mast. Early performance tests meet all the KPIs within the Carbon Trust Roadmap for commercial acceptance of floating wind LiDAR. Rajai Aghabi, Founder of EOLOS Floating L...

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