Data matters. The accuracy, consistency, and yes, safety of measurement data keep many wind developers and analysts up at night. Customers often ask about the digital and physical security of RNRG instruments, so I sat down with Michael Fisher to get answers to the most common questions.
RNRG offers wind vane and anemometer retrofit kits for multiple turbines, including Mitsubishi, Siemens, GE, and Gamesa. Each kit includes a sensor, the cable and wiring needed for your application, and a mechanical mounting solution to fit the sensor to your turbine.
When the wind industry finally reacted to the world’s financial crisis—it didn’t fully hit us until 2010—at once, we lost both an incredibly vibrant global wind market and sufficiently robust profit margins. The market recovery is rebounding nicely now, but profit margins will probably never fully recover. This will have an enormous and continuing impact on R&D.
We're excited to share the latest version of both software and firmware for our newest data logger, SymphoniePRO. This release introduces exciting functionality including compatibility with our SCADA communications module, performance improvements, and more.
With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay.
In recent years, floating Lidar buoys that profile vertically have gained significant traction as low-cost and quick-to-deploy alternatives to conventional offshore met towers.
It’s not a new honor, but it’s one we’re always thrilled to receive. RNRG has been named one of the “2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont" via an annual survey and awards program designed to recognize the places of employment in Vermont that benefit the state's economy, workforce, and businesses.
The draft IEC 61400-12-1 standard, expected to be released in early 2017, has taken what was previously an optional sensor rise recommendation and made it the new minimum for compliance.
A recent update to Windographer (version 4.0.12 and later) improved the integration with our newest data logger, SymphoniePRO.
Improving existing products is like walking a tightrope. On one side, we need to continually add value to the products we create to make them more attractive to some customers. On the other side, we must ensure that the changes we make will not create issues for existing customers. This creates a constant tension between innovating to improve performance and maintaining product continuity.