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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.
KB Energy, owned by Keith and Lois Broyles, is a North American-based company specializing in tilt-up meteorological tower services, including installations, decommissions, refits, and repairs. In total, we have installed over 1,700 towers, including a recently completed installation in Alaska. It was the most difficult—and the most satisfying—installation that we’ve ever done.
We’re excited to announce that WindSensor has released an updated classification report for the WindSensor P2546-OPR class 1 anemometer. Classification is used broadly in the wind industry to formally characterize an anemometer’s operational uncertainty. In other words, it indicates how effectively a sensor measures wind speed.
My colleague, Emeric, and I recently traveled to Colombia, South America, to install an 80m XHD TallTower™. This met tower will be used to collect wind data on a site to determine whether it is viable for a small wind farm in the future. Visiting Colombia for the first time and only speaking a tiny bit of Spanish, I was both excited and wary.
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.