SOMERVILLE, Mass., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Wind, a leader in wind measurement systems for the wind energy industry, made its 30th year in business its strongest ever, with record growth, new products and a major expansion of sales channels worldwide.
Second Wind surpassed its 10,000th shipment of the Nomad 2 wind resource data logger in June 2010, making it one of the most widely used wind data solutions of its kind globally. Nomad loggers are now deployed on seven continents, from the Arctic to Antarctica.
Installations of Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler continued their impressive growth, with more than 250 Tritons now deployed in 20 countries on five continents. Triton has amassed more than 1.6 million hours of global wind data since its launch in 2008—the equivalent of nearly 150 years of operation—making it the industry's leading remote sensing system. Triton has been selected for wind resource assessment and other wind measurement applications by eight of the world's 10 top non-China-based wind developers.
To keep up with demand, Second Wind staffed up and expanded its national and global sales channels significantly in 2010. The company's employee roster grew to over 60. Second Wind introduced Triton to the Chinese market at the China Wind Power 2010 conference and exhibition in Beijing, welcoming Beijing New Energy Technology Co. as its newest Triton Certified Partner. In addition, the company established a significant presence in South Africa and made a big push into Eastern Europe, opening a new European office to serve this fast-growing market.
On the new technology front, Second Wind added the ProMast 60 60-meter meteorological mast to its portfolio of wind measurement solutions. The company also partnered with Mistaya Engineering to seamlessly integrate Mistaya's Windographer analysis software into its SkyServe Satellite Wind Data Service to help energy companies quickly understand and analyze their wind data.
Last week, Second Wind announced its Community Wind Information Service at the AWEA Small Wind and Community Wind Conference & Exhibition. The Community Wind Information Service uses leading-edge wind measurement technology to provide comprehensive wind resource analyses to individuals and groups who are considering wind turbines on sites such as farms, industrial facilities, landfills, schools, wastewater treatment plants and community lands.
Second Wind's 2010 success wasn't lost on industry watchers. The company was named a finalist in the first-ever Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards by RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The company then leapfrogged 2,000 places on the Inc. 5000 list, making the annual ranking of the nation's fastest growing companies for the third time in a row. Similarly, Mass High Tech named Second Wind one of New England's 30 Largest Cleantech Employers.
Finally, the company formed or expanded relationships with some of the world's most advanced wind energy developers and projects in 2010. These include:
- French wind project developer and renewable energy producer VALOREM;
- La Rioja, Spain-based Barlovento Recursos Naturales, one of the renewable energy industry's most respected technical consultancies;
- Competitive Power Ventures, a leading North American electric power generation development company; and
- Renewable Energy Systems (RES), one of the world's leading renewable energy developers and constructors.
"2010 has been a breakout year for Second Wind. Sales, partnerships and our employee roster are at an all-time high, and our technology is being used to enable many of the world's most significant wind energy projects," said Larry Letteney, Second Wind's president and CEO. "We will continue to help the industry develop in 2011."
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.
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