Greentech Lead America: Second Wind, a provider of wind
measurement technologies, announced an expanded alliance with Dulas, a
renewable energy services firm, to offer wind measurement technologies and
turnkey field services in the U.K.
The agreement enables U.K.-based wind developers and wind
farm operators to install wind measurement systems quickly. Dulas will sell,
rent, and service Second Wind’s Triton Sonic Wind Profiler, a remote sensing
system. Dulas will offer Second Wind’s Nomad 2 Wind Data Logger and met
mast-based wind sensors in addition to the suite of monitoring equipment they
already sell and service.
The Triton adds value to Dulas’ met mast solution by measuring
wind conditions through the full blade sweep of largest wind turbines. This
high-height data reduces the uncertainty that is introduced by extrapolating
from a shorter met mast.
Second Wind’s SkyServe Wind Data Service brings wind
measurements from the Triton together with tower-based measurements on a secure
web-based dashboard, allowing wind data to be accessed in real time, compared,
and securely archived.
“Dulas offers the flexible, rapid deployment options
that today’s wind developers and operators need, along with turn-key field
support to keep their wind measurement projects operating efficiently,”
said Colin France, Second Wind’s Director of European Business.
“Second Wind’s technology and data services allow us
to help our customers from start to finish with their wind assessment and wind
monitoring needs. In addition, Triton is being used successfully for noise
monitoring studies and for stand-alone use on single-turbine projects,”
said Jonathan Say, Head of Wind Monitoring at Dulas.