A wide range of wind-energy companies can measure hub-height wind speeds by using reliable and dependable remote sensing systems in wind resource assessments. Second Wind has announced a flexible leasing program for its Triton Sonic Wind Profiler.
The leasing program, operated through recently-established Second Wind Financial Services, is the first manufacturer-supported third-party leasing program for remote sensing. The company Wind will also rent Tritons directly to customers for as short as one month and as long as twelve months.
“Our goal is to streamline the development of wind energy,” says Second Wind CEO Larry Letteney. “This means giving wind farm developers access to industry-leading technology to get their sites approved and working as soon as possible. Rental and leasing gives growing companies tools to use industry best practices, while managing their cash flow.”
The company says its Triton, a ground-based remote sensing system, uses sodar (sound detection and ranging) to measure wind up to and above the 140-meter blade tip height of utility-scale wind turbines. The unit is for wind energy applications including wind resource assessment, micro-siting of wind turbines, and ongoing monitoring of wind conditions on working wind farms. It has been in commercial use since April 2008.
Second Wind Inc.