Second Wind Adds Windographer Integration to Help Energy Companies See the Wind

Working with Mistaya Engineering to improve data analysis for siting wind turbines

Jun 22, 2010, 09:00 ET from Second Wind

BOSTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Wind and Mistaya Engineering  today announced a partnership to seamlessly integrate Mistaya's Windographer analysis software and Second Wind's wind data collection technology into a solution to help energy companies evaluate and select the most productive sites for their wind turbines.

Second Wind's Triton® Wind Profiler and Nomad® Data Logger collect and compile information on winds up to 200 meters above ground level, creating large and detailed data sets. Mistaya Engineering's Windographer software plots and analyzes wind data, enabling users to spot patterns, improve data quality, and predict wind turbine performance more accurately.

Second Wind has added a key to its SkyServe wind data management portal that enables users to export Triton and Nomad data directly to Windographer, with no custom coding or formatting. Together, the products provide energy companies with a seamless data collection and analysis solution.

"Windographer, Triton and Nomad are a natural fit," said Mistaya Engineering President and Founder Tom Lambert. "More than 150 Tritons and over 10,000 Nomads collect wind resource data from every corner of the earth every day. Windographer puts that data to work with its powerful visualization, quality control, and statistical analysis features."

Windographer helps users manage Triton data on import by automatically identifying wind speed data columns, wind direction, and measurement heights. The software also flags and filters data points below a set quality threshold, plots vertical wind speed profiles, and provides analysis tools for meteorological events such as inverse shear and low-level jets. The two companies also plan to integrate Windographer with Second Wind's SkyServe® satellite wind data service, which provides remote monitoring of Triton and Nomad units.

"Deciding where to put a wind turbine hinges on collecting and analyzing wind data. That might sound simple, but a lot goes into performing those two processes optimally," said Second Wind Director of Business Development Lee Alnes. "Bringing together Second Wind and Mistaya offers energy companies the best in data collection and data analysis."

About Mistaya Engineering

Mistaya Engineering, based in Calgary, Canada, creates state-of-the-art engineering software for the renewable energy industry. Our Windographer data analysis software reads data files from met towers and remote sensing devices, produces graphs and wind roses, allows for advanced quality control, and performs many calculations such as wind shear, turbulence, intensity, extreme wind speeds, and wind turbine energy production. For more information, please visit www.mistaya.ca.

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 40 countries on seven continents. Second Wind's systems include the wind industry's leading remote sensing system, wind data logger and web-based data service. For more information about Boston-based Second Wind, please visit www.secondwind.com

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