THE WINDATANOW HIGH FIDELITY MET TOWER DATA SYSTEM
Renewable energy, responsible natural resource management, and energy independence have become hot topics in politics, the marketplace, and on Main Street. Wind energy has long been the cornerstone of the renewable energy movement, and is easily the most visible and tangible of all the emerging renewable energy sources.While the prospect and promise of wind energy is attractive, the realities of effective energy production lie beneath the purview of the public’s eye. To help make wind energy a more viable component of the United States’ energy portfolio, the current administration has created grant programs to help spur innovation across a wide spectrum of wind energy topics. These include prospecting, equipment and farm design, forecasting, and energy management.
WINDataNOW Technologies, LLC (“WINDataNOW”) believes that significant opportunity exists for improvements in the operation of existing wind farms. Through the application of modern instrumentation and data collection techniques,
WINDataNOW believes that significant design and operating advantage can be achieved by developing a more rigorous understanding of how a wind resource behaves. From selecting the right location to maximizing the power output and stability of the grid – a detailed understanding of a wind resource and return significant efficiency and equipment availability gains in addition to insulating an operating company from the inherent penalty risks associated with bidding into today’s power markets.
Customer companies use WINDataNOW’s technology to get the meteorological data they need to make critical operating and resource assessment decisions with confidence. Applications of WINDataNOW’s technology are far reaching and include:
Optimal site selection and characterization
Using detailed meteorological data for reduction in forecast uncertainty to improve scheduling, planning, and operations
Understanding the wind turbulence profile of the site
Creating the ideal wind farm design for a particular site
WINDataNOW’s technology leverages the significant advantage of being able to fit in-place with existing systems and works right alongside all the usual operating information from industry standard SCADA systems. Using WINDataNOW’s technology, operating companies gain unparalleled insight into their operations on a minute by minute basis and can more predictably participate in their utility market.
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