RWE npower renewables, the U.K. subsidiary of RWE Innogy, is using Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler to evaluate wind farm sites and position wind turbines.
RWE npower renewables operates 23 wind farms and 18 hydroelectric plants in the U.K. The company is using two Triton units to profile wind speed, direction, shear and other variables at existing and prospective wind power sites, according to Second Wind.
‘We're using Triton because we're confident that the new generation of remote sensing technology will reduce the uncertainty in our wind resource assessment,’ says Annabel Gammidge, regional analytical and monitoring strategy manager at RWE npower renewables. ‘Used in conjunction with tower-mounted sensors, we expect that the Triton data will allow us to obtain better project financing terms.’
Triton uses sound detection and ranging technology to measure wind at greater heights than the previous tower-based standard, according to Second Wind.