Hinesburg, Vt.-based NRG Systems has commissioned the first WINDCUBE lidar remote sensor for cold climate applications in Alberta. The sensor is used in wind farm site assessment and performance monitoring. It provides 200-meter vertical wind profiles, mapping wind speed direction, turbulence and wind shear.
‘Improving accuracy and reliability of wind resource assessment in remote areas, particularly arctic climates, will further the deployment of clean wind energy,’ says Barton Merle-Smith, NRG Systems director of marketing and sales.
Canada-based GENIVAR, a provider of engineering and consulting services to the wind industry, has been trained by NRG Systems on the installation and use of the WINDCUBE and is now offering the sensor to its North American clients through a leasing arrangement.
SOURCE: NRG Systems