in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Helsinki, Finland-based atmospheric observations provider Vaisala has acquired Newton, Mass.-based Second Wind Systems Inc. A purchase price was not disclosed.

According to Vaisala, the deal bolsters its presence in the wind sector and notes that the expertise of the combined companies will enhance wind measurement solutions to its customers. Second Wind specializes in advanced wind resource assessment technologies, including the Triton SoDAR, to provide developers with the data needed to plan, finance and operate wind farms.

The wind industry continues to evolve to effectively compete with traditional generation sources, as increasing the capability and accuracy of meteorological measurements is critical to keeping pace with advancements in turbine technology, notes Vaisala.

"The acquisition of Second Wind fits well with our strategic goal to expand Vaisala's presence in the renewable energy markets," says Richard Pyle, director of the New Weather Markets customer group. "The combination of the two companies brings unique and comprehensive measurement solutions that are needed to help take the industry to the next level of optimizing and integrating wind energy."


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995