June 4, 2013 | by Meg Stout | Engineering + Technology, Wind Resource Assessment

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.

One reason that we love to receive updates from our customers is because we get to see our products in the field (or desert, or mountaintop, or tundra). NORDTECO, one of our key dealers in Latin America, recently shared one such video of a tower installation in the Netherlands Antilles on April 26, 2013.

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Together with NL Agency - NL Energy and Climate Change and the Ministry of Economic Affairs - The Netherlands, NORDTECO installed resource assessment equipment on the Caribbean islands of Saba and Sint Eustatius. The technology will log wind measurements, and the data collected will be used to determine the most suitable turbines for the sites.

NRG Systems products used for this project include two 60m XHD NOW Systems complete with six anemometers, two wind vanes, one temperature sensor, and one barometric pressure sensor. Data for the sites is being logged by the SymphoniePLUS®3 and communicated via Symphonie iPackGPS modules.

In recent months, we have noticed an exciting trend of wind energy development in the Caribbean, and we look forward to many more updates from the region.

Do you have news, photos, or video footage of your measurement campaign? We would love to hear from you. Reach out to your sales manager or contact Meg Stout, marketing communications specialist, at mps@nrgsystems.com.

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Meg Stout

Meg Stout still remembers the first time she saw a utility-scale wind turbine. Though it struck her as fascinating and otherworldly, she was too young to understand its significance. While at NRG, Meg merged her background in creative writing with her passion for renewable energy to help share the stories of the company.

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