Weather data management company Second Wind and Canadian software developer Mistaya Engineering, have partnered to combine wind data collection with analysis software. The companies say the partnership will help energy firms evaluate and select the most productive sites for their wind turbines.
The Triton Wind Profiler and Nomad Data Logger from Second Wind collect information on winds up to 200 m above ground level, creating data sets. Mistaya’s Windographer software then plots and analyzes wind data, letting users more accurately spot patterns and predict turbine performance. The software identifies wind speed and directions at different heights.
The software also flags and filters data points below a set quality threshold, plots vertical wind-speed profiles, and provides analysis tools for meteorological events such as inverse shear and low-level jets. SkyServe’s wind-data management lets users export Triton and Nomad data directly to Windographer, without custom coding or formatting.
The two companies also plan to combine Windographer with Second Wind’s Sky Serve satellite wind-data service, which provides remote monitoring of Triton and Nomad units. “Deciding where to put a wind turbine hinges on collecting and analyzing wind data. That might sound simple, but a lot goes into optimally performing those two processes,” says Second Wind Director of Business Development Lee Alnes. “Bringing together Second Wind and Mistaya offers energy companies easy data collection and analysis.”
Mistaya Engineering Inc. mistaya.ca
Second Wind secondwind.com
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