Manassas, Va.-based Catch the Wind Ltd., the developer and manufacturer of the Vindicator laser wind sensor (LWS), has signed a technology development agreement with SCADA Solutions Inc. (SSI), a provider of integration and monitoring solutions for renewable energy assets.
SSI will work with Catch the Wind to integrate test units of the Vindicator LWS with wind turbines specifically included in a field trial with Canadian Hydro Developers.
‘Renewable energy companies around the world continue to seek out ways to improve production capacity from their wind assets through technological advances, and this alliance is a significant milestone towards that goal,’ says Mark Merhab, president of SSI.
As announced previously, Catch the Wind's trial program with Canadian Hydro Developers is designed to test the forward wind measurement and turbine control capabilities of the Vindicator LWS for proper alignment of a turbine against oncoming wind in order to increase energy output and reduce equipment stress.
The LWS test units will be installed and integrated on eight of Canadian Hydro Developers' 15 Nordex N60 1.3 MW wind turbines located at the Cowley North ecoPower Centre in Alberta, Canada.
SOURCE: Catch the Wind Ltd.