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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.
“The work you are doing matters. I actually don’t want to take up much of your time, because you guys need to get back at it.”
It’s not every day that one of the world’s leading climate activists stops by your office and says that your day job matters. But we were lucky to have Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, and founder of 350.org, visit the RNRG headquarters on July 14th.
Recently, two Renewable NRG Systems employees traveled to Hempstead, N.Y., to install a Wind Iris Lidar on a Northern Power Systems wind turbine. From their post on the small nacelle platform, Evan Osler and Alban Jehu could see planes taking off from JFK Airport just a few miles in the distance.
Despite the ups and downs that the wind industry has experienced in recent years, Renewable NRG Systems has worked hard to maintain a focus on employee wellness—something that we believe is core to our success as a company.
Renewable NRG Systems tilt-up towers are built to withstand extreme weather conditions, from ice storms, to marine climates, to extreme heat. With proper maintenance, they will stand for many years. Still, they need occasional TLC to sustain top performance.
I drive by a single white wind turbine nearly every day. Backdropped by rolling farm fields and the jagged summit of Mount Mansfield to the east, it is a dramatic sight—especially when a storm is approaching and the turbine is bright against heavy, hard metal clouds. I like to gauge the weather by watching its steady blades.
What happens to your NRG Systems tower after its first measurement campaign? If you’re like many of our customers, it goes into storage, but it doesn’t have to stay there. Reusing met towers can be an economical, green practice—as long as safety is taken into account.
Although we ship NRG Systems products around the world, we are continuously amazed by the beautiful and remote places where they are used—many of which are rarely visited by humans. With customers in over 150 countries, our equipment is spinning, sensing, and recording data in incredibly diverse climates and terrain.