Hinesburg, Vt.-based NRG Systems has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Wind Energy Group on a multi-phase project to advance the use of renewable energy at MIT's campus and further the science of remote sensing with laser-based technologies.
The MIT Wind Energy Group, an on-campus organization that addresses global wind energy challenges through fact-based research, analysis and education, initiated the partnership after meeting with NRG Systems' employees last year at an energy career fair.
Last month, NRG Systems' employees installed measurement equipment on an existing light tower at the MIT athletic fields to begin collecting wind resource data. This will be followed by deployment of a WINDCUBE LIDAR remote sensor, a laser-based sensor that provides 200-meter vertical wind profiles and a 34-meter meteorological tower. Installations will support student research in the fields of wind measurement and renewable energy.
SOURCE: NRG Systems