NRG Systems, a manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry, has released a new line of ultrasonic wind sensors.
NRG Systems' IceFree Ultrasonic Wind Sensor, designed for turbine control applications, carries a 240 W heater in a rugged aluminum body for all weather conditions. Two additional models are polycarbonate, designed for turbine control in moderate climates or wind resource assessment, the company notes.
NRG Systems' ultrasonic wind sensors have a flexible, factory-configured interface to meet customer specifications, and various signal outputs are available for easy integration with most turbine controllers, according to the company.
"By pairing ultrasonic and mechanical sensors for turbine control, wind farm operators can ensure redundancy and benefit from both technologies," notes Laura Goodfellow, technical sales account manager for NRG Systems.