Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC) and Vista Engineering are working to streamline wind instrumentation data to end users. Vista’s Engineering’s web-based Vista Data Vision (VDV) lets users collect data from multiple sites and view it from a single dashboard. VDV creates web based graphs that include time series, wind roses,
power curves, histograms, and more. In addition, VDV lets users compare data from one instrument to another with XY scatter plots. For example, the arrangement lets users continuously monitor and compare SoDAR data to that of a meteorological tower. Plus, alarms can send user defined warnings and it is capable of providing custom reports.
ASC will work as a distributor and user of Vista Data Vision products. ASC will sell VDV equipment and its experience by ASC hosted DataPortal powered by Vista Data Vision. ASC’s DataPortal will have additional automation for data collection from a variety of instrumentation along with its SoDAR products. This lets users view their data securely via the web and stay informed on the operation of their systems from where they have an internet connection.
DataPortal will be based on Vista Engineering’s products letting users stay abreast of the data as it is collected with the ease of signing in to a secure portal.
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Some places rely on solar and wind enegry right? To power their homes and such. How do they use enegry in the night or when there is no wind? Do they have something that stores the enegry like a big battery or something?I have to “make” a green city and it will use renewable enegry source including solar and wind enegry. How would I make the wind and solar enegry sustainable and not have shortages of power?
Kathleen Zipp says
Hi Sonia. A common misconception about solar at least is that panels can generate electricity even during the night time or cloudy weather. However, you are right in that renewable sources are not consistent. This is a challenge for the industries, but companies are working on solutions. One, as you mentioned, is using batteries. For instance, I know ABB offers lithium ion batteries for storage. The batteries can back up power to provide electricity during periods where the renewable source isn’t providing enough power to meet demand.