Catch the Wind Ltd., a provider of predictive optical control systems for the wind energy industry, has rebranded itself as BlueScout Technologies, the name of its wholly owned subsidiary.
‘Our name, BlueScout, is about the future. Our passion is to use our technologies and skills to help our customers in the wind industry understand and manage their wind resource more effectively,’ says Jo S. Major, president and CEO of BlueScout Technologies. ‘We will use this rebranding to show our customers, investors and partners our commitment to helping turbines reliably produce cleaner, renewable energy. To us, the blue of the skies holds intelligence to be discovered and applied, and our passion for exploration is embodied within the concept of scouting what is ahead.’
BlueScout has revealed a new image, logo, mission, vision, values and domain name. The company's optically based wind forecasting technology for control systems, the BlueScout OCS-210, is a turbine control system for utility-scale wind turbines. From its position on top of the nacelle, it measures wind speed and direction in the approaching free-stream inflow and employs predictive control architectures to increase energy production and reduce the harmful effects of wind turbulence on wind turbines, according to the company.
The optical wind sensor, BlueScout OWS-150, is a lightweight, portable, all-weather wind assessment tool that measures wind speed and direction of vertical profiles above the ground or offshore water surface, reaching the full blade height of most utility-scale wind turbines.
The company will seek approval of the name change from its shareholders at the upcoming shareholders meeting.