wind meter Articles

  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • On the application of miniSoDAR technology to wind energy

    Introduction In the late 1990’s wind turbines with nacelle heights exceeding 60 meters were introduced to the wind energy community. Initially, wind prospecting and siting studies continued to use 50-meter wind towers and extrapolate the measurement to the nacelle heights. It was quickly determined that this approach was not sufficient for the placement of these tall turbines. The next ...

  • The Function of an Ultrasonic Flow Meter

    Running a water management operation requires taking a wide range of measurements. In addition to measuring the flow in your system, many systems must measure the water level of their channel, and one of the best tools for accomplishing this goal is an ultrasonic flow meter. ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Does Wind Turbine Blade Length Really Matter?

    Simply put: Longer wind turbine blade length means greater power production. Blades capture the wind which forces the rotation of the rotor; longer blades means more area for the wind to push against, which means greater force and rotational power. However, how much difference does blade length make overall, in comparison to other factors? There is a standard formula that can be used to apply the ...

  • Does Ultrasonic Wind Sensor VENTUS-UMB pass extreme tests?

    Sometimes we give our sensors a hard time. But this has a good cause: We want to guarantee the high quality and the keeping of our promises. A few weeks ago, the ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS was the one to be challenged. We exposed the modern measurement device to extreme conditions. But did it endure these conditions? And where occurs enough wind to challenge the strong sensor at all? Wind ...

  • Does Ultrasonic Wind Sensor VENTUS-UMB pass extreme tests?

    Sometimes we give our sensors a hard time. But this has a good cause: We want to guarantee the high quality and the keeping of our promises. A few weeks ago, the ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS was the one to be challenged. We exposed the modern measurement device to extreme conditions. But did it endure these conditions? And where occurs enough wind to challenge the strong sensor at all? Wind ...

  • Contemporary approach to determination of magnetic induction in wind generator air gap

    Abstract The paper describes a system for measuring of magnetic induction on the wind generating unit. The manner of operation and the application of the Hall effect probe are detailed. Dynamic electromagnetic field computing results are shown through application of MKE on the synchronous generator model installed in a windmill unit and compared to the actual metering results. Two subsequent ...

  • Statoil backs wind storage; LG Chem eyes Australia growth

    Battery maker LG Chem plans to expand its footprint in the Australian residential solar and battery storage market, the company announced on March 24, citing the “exponential traction” for its RESU6.4EX residential energy storage system in Australia and the “untapped opportunity” for solar energy ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Air Flow Meters to Measure Air Velocity and Air Pressure

    Air flow meters are used to measure air velocity and air pressure. Depending on the type of application, air flow meters are made as hot-wire air flow meters or pocket weather flow meters, both of which can measure air velocity and air pressure. The results of measuring the air velocity can be stored in the memory of the device depending on the model. There are even data loggers for air velocity ...


    By PCE Instruments UK Ltd

  • Seeking a data model to match turbine advances

    With turbines becoming more innovative, how can developers collect accurate wind data that is centered around lower heights and limited points of measurement? In order to sustain wind power’s leadership in renewable energy, developers and operators will need to build and manage wind farms that deliver competitive results over the long term. The most important driver of wind farm ...


  • miniSODAR

    The miniSODAR is a high-frequency Doppler sodar system that was designed to measure the atmospheric wind profile from 15 meters to 150/200 meters (data is often available to 250 meters) in 5-meter increments. It operates by generating a short tone burst (30 ms to 100 ms) in the frequency range of 4 kHz to 6 kHz. It monitors the low-level acoustic signal echoed by the atmosphere. The echo is ...

  • Case study - Precipitation measurement in high mountains - Aosta Valley

    Precipitation monitoring in remote areas without infrastructure was thought to be impossible in Aosta Valley, Italy. All the more challenging was the task to install a measuring site on the Peak CIMO Blanche with its height of 3000 meters (just shy of 10,000 feet), located near the famous Matterhorn.  The measuring site needed to withstand the extreme weather conditions that comes with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Gresham Highway Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group in coordination with Country Air and Wind Energy to supply and install a residential fixed tilt post driven ground mount array consisting of 40 panels. The system complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their energy ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assoc. Inc. – Gloucester, MA - Case Study

    Producing the heavy equipment that makes semiconductors and other chips demands a tremendous amount of electricity, so this publicly-traded company sought ways to cut massive utility bills and pursue renewable power sources. Varian Semiconductor Equipment, a division of Applied Materials Inc., is located in an industrial park in Gloucester, MA. The Cape Ann hilltop location offered prospects for ...

  • Update: For period 1 July–30 September 2010

    LEGISLATION PUBLIC BILLS Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Bill [HL] 2010-11 The Bill's First Reading took place on 26 July and marked the start of the Bill's journey through the House of Lords. The Second Reading and the general debate on all aspects of the Bill are yet to be scheduled. The Bill would require a minimum distance be ...


  • Notus Clean Energy LLC – Cape Cod, MA - Case Study

    The owners of a Falmouth, MA industrial park parcel saw the potential in 2004 for a utility-scale wind turbine sited in a large, well-elevated location. A large turbine could supply electricity for the complex and create surplus power that could be delivered back to a regional utility. Despite receiving more than 100 letters of support from residents and businesses, the proposal required five ...

  • Case study - Weather data for nautical information system

    In Lemwerder, Germany at the Weser River, wind direction and speed are measured and transferred in 60 second intervals via the OTT netDL 1000.  The data is transmitted, wireless, over a distance of 600 meters to the radar tower in Ritzenbuettel, where it is integrated into the ship traffic network - the Authority for Water and Navigation (WSA), Bremen. The WSA is also responsible for ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Giant seals help protect St. Petersburg from flooding

    St Petersburg is regarded as Russia’s cultural capital. To protect its people and cultural treasures from flooding, a 25-kilometer storm flood barrier is being constructed. An essential part of this structure are 40 meter-wide, seven meter-high seals, from Trelleborg. Last january, St. Petersburg was flooded for the 302nd time in its 303-year history. The water level rose more than two meters ...


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