Wind & Verifications Engineer, Zephir Ltd
BiographyScott has over 10 years experience in Wind Energy Research and Development. Following his graduation, he spent 6 years working as a researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy System Technology (CREST) based at Loughborough University. Here he specialised on the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to investigate topics such as wind flow in the urban environment, wind flow in and around forest canopies and the impacts of land based renewable energy systems on the local microclimate. Scott moved away for academic research in 2013, where he spent time as a project engineer for a small (sub 100kW) wind turbine consultant. The focus of interest here was demand side management, and investigating how small wind systems could be best utilised to match the demands of local farmers, businesses and schools. In 2014 Scott joined the R&D team at ZXLidars (Formally ZephIR Lidar) as a Wind Engineer. Scott’s role within the R&D team focuses on the improvement of ZXLidars ground-based and turbine-mounted lidar systems for the purposes of wind resource assessment and wind turbine optimisation. He works closely with end users of lidar and advises on how to best design their measurement campaigns, deploy the lidar systems as well as heading up the wind and verifications team, which looks to ensure each system is calibrated and verified in a traceable manner in line with the current industry standard measurement methodology (the cup anemometer). Scott is also heavily involved with lidar adoption and acceptance within the wind industry and has contributed to standards and recommended practices published by groups such as the IEA and IEC.
- Resource assessment - part 1
Turbulence Intensity measurements from ground-based vertically-profiling lidar – a multi-site comparison between ZX300 and traditional anemometry