AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) says that its WindSentinel wind resource assessment buoy will be deployed by Baltic Wind Park Co. (BWP) on a site in Latvian waters as part of a wind resource assessment program.
The AXYS WindSentinel will be used for real-time climate data collection and as part of the BWP's environmental impact assessment procedure in the development of an offshore wind energy project planned for the area.
The WindSentinel uses Catch the Wind's Vindicator Laser Wind Sensor to capture wind data that will then be transmitted to an onshore station, where it will be analyzed and reviewed by BWP researchers. Other equipment will also be installed on the WindSentinel in order to collect data on marine resources, bird migration and other matters, AXYS explains.
The WindSentinel will be constructed at AXYS' facility in Sidney, British Columbia, with deployment scheduled for late 2012.