University Using Second Wind Tech To Assess Brownfield Wind Resources


Second Wind says the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) at Marshall University is using its Triton wind profiler and SkyServe satellite wind data service to evaluate the wind energy potential on former surface-mine sites in West Virginia.

Working with the West Virginia Division of Energy and the Appalachian Regional Commission, CEGAS has already used the Second Wind technology to evaluate two former surface-mine sites in the state, and is presently evaluating a third. The university's goal is to help surface-mine property owners determine whether they can make strip-mined land productive again by converting it to renewable energy uses.

CEGAS also uses SkyServe to collect data from the Triton, eliminating the need to travel to sites and collect data manually.

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