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  • Contact-free speed measuring with Brüel & Kjær’s Laser Tacho Probe

    Testing high speed, rotational machinery is now a safer and simpler process with Brüel & Kjær’s new Laser Tacho Probe, Type MM-0360. A small, robust IP64-rated probe designed for performing contact-free measurements on rotating or reciprocating machine parts, the MM-0360 works by producing a voltage pulse from each turn of a shaft or cylinder. The probe is positioned to allow ...

  • Climatronics` field-proven All-In-One (AIO) compact weather station accurately measures temperature, relative humidity, wind speed/direction and barometric pressure

    Designed for maximum portability, Climatronics' field-proven All-In-One (AIO) compact weather station accurately measures temperature, relative humidity, wind speed/direction and barometric pressure.  Versatile and comprehensive, the basically maintenance-free 'All-In-One: (AIO) weather station, can easily operate in remote regions as well as urban environments worldwide. For years, ...


    By Climatronics Corporation

  • Climatronics` new rugged, `no-moving–parts` sonic anemometer provides the reliable wind speed and direction data so critical to efficient wind turbine operation

    Aerodynamic design maximizes wind measurement and 'ice–free' reliability heating efficiency for extreme applications. Climatronics introduces a new, “high survivability” sonic anemometer designed specifically for ambient wind sensing in extremely harsh environments for wind turbine control.  A replacement for conventional mechanical propeller cup and rotor anemometers as well as other types ...


    By Climatronics Corporation

  • New floating offshore wind measurement device completes validation

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and ...

  • Second Wind Expands European Sales Team to Meet Increasing Global Demand for Wind Measurement Technologies

    Wind measurement leader taps experienced wind industry sales professional to serve growing European wind power market SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 26 - Second Wind today announced it has expanded its European sales team with the addition of Jason Wood as director of European sales. Based in the ...


  • Dyacon Wind Sensor: Now Detecting Wind GUST!

    While sustained winds are of interest, wind gusts are generally what cause damage . . . at least for those outside of tornado alley or on hurricane coast. How do you measure gust? With a Dyacon wind sensor of course. The latest firmware for Dyacon WSD-1 now gives you more measurement parameters than other wind sensor on the ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Where the Wind Blows?

    The most detailed data and statistics on global wind energy potential are now available online, thanks to a free resource launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Global Wind Atlas provides wind resource data at one-kilometre resolution. Prior to this release, global wind data was only publically available at ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How a Wind Turbine Works

    This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on Energy.gov: How Energy Works. Join us today on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET for our How Energy Works live Q&A answering everything you want to know about wind turbines. Use #HowEnergyWorks to submit questions and follow the live discussion. From massive wind farms ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Introduction to Dyacon Wind Sensors

    Wind sensors are critical pieces of weather instrumentation for the professional and amateur meteorologist. Dyacon WSD ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Energy answer: Blowing in the wind?

    When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy. The comparatively high costs of wind power, however, remain a problem. But in a study, MIT researchers have concluded that some of the price problems associated with wind power can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM D5527 - 00(2011) standard practices for measuring surface wind and temperature by Acoustic Means

    Sonic anemometer/thermometers are used to measure turbulent components of the atmosphere except for confined areas and very close to the ground. These practices apply to the use of these instruments for field measurement of the wind, sonic temperature, and atmospheric turbulence components. The quasi-instantaneous velocity component measurements are averaged over user-selected sampling times ...


    By ASTM International

  • Mainstream and DNV GL validate floating offshore wind measurement device as part of Carbon Trust OWA programme

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results[1], FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New energy in search for future wind

    Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector, intended to reduce the risks for generators in a changing climate. Some recent international studies have shown a decrease in wind speeds in several parts of the globe, including across Australia. However, more recent results by CSIRO show that Australia's ...

  • Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

    International wind farm developer adopts Triton for wind farm site assessments worldwide after success in U.S. Midwest SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CANBERRA, Australia - International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and ...


  • `Anti-noise` silences wind turbines

    If wind energy converters are located anywhere near a residential area, they must never become too noisy even in high winds. Most such power units try to go easy on their neighbors' ears, but even the most careful design cannot prevent noise from arising at times: One source is the motion of the rotor blades, another is the cogwheels that produce vibrations in the gearbox. These are relayed to ...

  • Innovative anemometer and wind direction sensor

    US Manufacturer of wind sensors Barani Design is expanding its portfolio of wind sensor solutions. The new wind speed sensor (anemometer) integrates a high response electronic ...


    By Wind101

  • Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

    Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Ice-free Ultrasonic Wind Sensor from Vaisala

    The Vaisala WINDCAP® Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WS425 F/G is a premium, ice-free sensor for measuring surface wind speed and direction. The sensor has no moving parts and it is resistant to contamination, salt, dust, and corrosion. Thus, the WS425 F/G requires no on-demand or periodic maintenance. The sensor has a heating feature with a total heating power of 150 W. Wind speed can be measured up to ...


  • Climate Change: Some winds decreasing across US

    Declining wind speeds in parts of the United States could impact more than the wind power industry, say Iowa State University climate researchers. Three Iowa State researchers contributed their expertise in modeling North America's climate to a study to be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. The study – led by Sara C. Pryor, a professor of atmospheric science at ...


    By ScienceDaily

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