Ammonit delivers wind lidars to Central European wind energy market

Recently, Ammonit Measurements GmbH successfully delivered a batch of ZephIR 300 wind lidars to clients across Central Europe for wind measurements in a range of onshore wind energy applications. All systems are now deployed and operating at the high levels of performance as expected from ZephIR 300, delivering remote wind profiling across a range of

Vestas honored for using big data to optimize wind-turbine performance

By using big data Vestas is able to foresee when turbine components are malfunctioning and need maintenance − before they actually do. This was one of the reasons Vestas won Deloitte’s Big Data Award last week at Deloitte’s Information Management Conference, IM2015, in Copenhagen. Vestas uses smart data to optimize maintenance of wind farms all over

Hawkeye V2 Video Borescopes add annotation feature and a brighter light source

Users of Hawkeye V2 Video Borescopes now have the ability to add notations to the still images and video footage captured during inspections. Using the V2’s new Annotation Feature, inspection images can document not only the date of an inspection, but the inspector’s notes as well. “This function will be key to those who are

NREL and Clemson University collaborate on wind energy testing facilities

Through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clemson University will partner to share resources and capabilities in the operation and development of testing facilities. The CRADA also includes the exchange of staff for training and research and development purposes, including collaborative participation in facility commissioning

Renewable NRG Systems closes LiDAR deal with Ventus Ingeniería

Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) has recently announced the sale of its Windcube v2 LiDAR to Ventus Ingeniería. Ventus will use the LiDAR for its wind resource assessment campaigns, power curve verification, and wind farm optimization requirements across Latin America. Ventus has acquired this user-friendly remote sensor to generate bankable wind measurements for its clients’ projects. “We chose

Consultancy demonstrates wind lidar accuracy in complex wind-farm terrain

Leading independent renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has released a ground-breaking study to be presented at EWEA Wind Resource Assessment workshop, Helsinki, that will support the replacement of traditional met masts on sites featuring complex terrain, with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) converted lidar campaign with ZephIR 300. Companies developing wind farms in sites featuring

Could drones be a wind techs new best friend?

More than one drone company will be showing its wares at AWEA’s Windpower 2015. Drones, for our purposes, are really unmanned aerial vehicles capable of carrying a high resolution video cameras and soon several sensors that might spot a range of problems in wind turbine blades. Until recently, a reliable blade inspection had to be

Renewable NRG Systems introduces new SymphoniePRO data logger

Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG), a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, has launched a new data logger that is specifically engineered to improve the performance of wind and solar measurement campaigns. Building on RNRG’s well-known Symphonie series of user-friendly loggers, the SymphoniePRO logger brings significant upgrades in terms

Infolytica updates 3D electromagnetic-field solver

Infolytica Corporation has released their latest MagNet for SOLIDWORKS update, the company’s electromagnetic field simulation add-in to the 3D CAD package. This update includes improvements made to the interface, post-processing, and speed of the software. MagNet for SOLIDWORKS is an embedded 3D electromagnetic field solver developed by Infolytica Corporation that’s based on their standalone MagNet

Vaisala’s Nomad 3 allows worry-free wind-tower data management

Vaisala has launched the Nomad 3 Data Logger, a flexible and highly portable data management device that makes wind measurement easier and more economical for developers and operators around the globe. Early siting and ongoing investment and operational decisions, based largely on the quality of wind resource data, have a direct impact on the long-term