SOMERVILLE, Mass. and MACHYNLLETH, Wales, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A world renowned renewable energy service provider today announced a rental program to provide its clients with leading-edge remote sensing technology for wind measurement. Industry veteran Dulas will partner with Second Wind to offer Triton Sonic Wind Profiler systems for rental in the UK. This system complements the trusted Dulas wind development services already being utilized by UK wind developers.
Dulas is working closely with Second Wind as an approved Triton service provider. UK Triton rentals will be provided by Dulas, which carries a stock of units to cater to the growing interest in sound detection and ranging (sodar) systems. Triton is a cost effective solution for greenfield prospecting, noise analysis, wind resource assessments and turbine siting, and can be deployed immediately, with minimal permitting requirements.
The Triton adds further value to Dulas' robust met mast solution by gathering data up to 200m to provide a shear profile validation across the entire blade sweep of today's largest wind turbines. This additional information reduces the uncertainty that is introduced by extrapolating from a below hub-height met mast.
Jonathan Say, Head of Wind Monitoring at Dulas, says: "Our clients demand robust and reliable wind monitoring solutions that provide confidence in a site's development. The Triton Sonic Wind Profiler gathers vital data from initial prospecting and noise analysis to defining the wind characteristics through the entire turbine blade sweep for more accurate energy production forecasts. We are offering both Tritons and met masts because we find both technologies have a contribution to make in the areas of wind resource assessment and operations."
Triton is an advanced remote sensing system that uses sodar technology to measure wind at higher heights than the previous tower-based standard. By measuring wind speeds at the turbine rotor's hub height and beyond, Triton reduces uncertainty in annual energy production (AEP) forecasts. Triton's ease of deployment also streamlines the wind farm development process.
"Now, clients in the UK can access Tritons with flexible rental options," says Colin France, Second Wind's Director of European Business. "Dulas is a respected firm with decades of experience in wind and we are pleased to be partnering with them in this program."
Dulas is a world renowned renewable energy company which offer professional services for clients wishing to install renewable energy. The company is based around a highly skilled and experienced team who work in all aspects of renewable energy, from consenting and resource assessment right through to system specification and installation for wind, solar PV and thermal, biomass and hydro projects.
Our mission is to improve lives through renewable energy and sustainable technology.
In recent years Dulas has gained the Queens Award for Enterprise, the Welsh Exporter of the Year, and Welsh Small and Medium Enterprise of the Year awards. In 2009 Dulas was awarded Company of the Year by the Renewable Energy Association.
About Second Wind
Second Wind develops wind measurement systems that make wind power pay off for consumers, investors and the environment. The company's technology provides wind farm developers with the bankable wind data they need to plan, finance and operate highly efficient wind generation facilities. Second Wind's systems are making wind farm development profitable in 50 countries on seven continents. Second Wind's systems include Triton®, the wind industry's leading remote sensing system; Nomad® 2 wind data logger systems; the ProMast 60™, a 60-meter meteorological mast; and the SkyServe® web-based data service. For more information about Boston-based Second Wind, please visit www.secondwind.com.
SOURCE Second Wind