In the course of conversations with wind developers new to Lidar technology, a number of questions seem to come up regularly. Two very practical questions have to do with how WINDCUBE Lidars might affect overall wind resource assessment campaign duration and also whether frequent relocations of the device are warranted.
How many technicians does it take to install an anemometer?
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.