NRG Newsletter: Summer 2016

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Photos: Wind Iris Lidar Installation at Caracoles Wind Farm

With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20 MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris is being used to monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project. 

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Video: RNRG's Turbine Retrofit Solutions

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.

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Introducing SymphoniePRO Software + Firmware v. 2.0

The latest version of both software and firmware for our newest data logger, SymphoniePRO®, introduces exciting functionality including compatibility with our SCADA communications module, performance improvements, and more.

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FAQs: How to Keep Your SymphoniePRO Data Secure

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, product manager for our wind resource assessment line, to get answers to the most common questions. 

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I am excited to say that RNRG was recently invited to speak on a panel at the AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference. The panel focused on how technology can be used to minimize the wildlife impacts of wind energy and explored what it takes to develop game-changing technologies and get them to market.

Developers Turn to RNRG’s 80m Tilt-up Towers to Improve Power Performance Testing

RNRG announced the sale of twenty of its 80m XHD TallTowers™ to high profile developers and consultants to support their power performance testing (PPT) activities. This departure from the traditional use of lattice towers for PPT purposes represents a notable strategy change by key players in the wind sector.

White Paper: Measuring Offshore Wind Resources

WRA campaigns on terrestrial sites have traditionally been performed using meteorological towers equipped with wind and weather sensors. In the realm of offshore wind energy development, however, conventional met towers are both prohibitively expensive to install and extremely time-consuming to permit. In recent years, floating Lidar buoys that profile vertically have gained significant traction as low-cost and quick-to-deploy alternatives.

What's the Future of R&D in the Wind Industry?

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.

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RNRG Hires Mario López to Strengthen Presence in EMEA

RNRG has announced the hire of Mario López as Senior Territory Manager for the EMEA regions to increase the company’s presence in key overseas markets. Based in Seville, Spain, Mr. López will be responsible for all sales and account management for RNRG’s products and services in this region.

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RNRG Named One of the "Best Places to Work"

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. 

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