April 17, 2012
Second Wind Systems, Inc. has supplied the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Port Hueneme, CA with a Triton SoDAR (sonic detection and ranging) instrument for a wind resource measurement campaign at the Marine Corps Recruit Deport, Parris Island, SC. A certified NAVFAC technician will install and commission the Triton on the first stop of its five-year deployment.
The NAVFAC renewable energy team is evaluating Navy and Marine facilities as part of the Department of the Navy’s goal that at least 50% of Navy’s “shore-based energy” requirements coming from alternative sources by 2020. The Triton will be used to assess the wind resource potential at US bases to evaluate whether the use of wind turbines for base energy generation is a viable option.
"Second Wind is proud to provide NAVFAC with most reliable and accurate wind data for its energy evaluation and pleased to be part of the Marine Corps effort to address energy use and security for their domestic and international bases," says Larry Letteney, Second Wind’s CEO. "The Triton SoDAR fleet has logged over 4 million operational hours in more than 25 countries over the past four years and remains the first choice for remote wind measurement needs by industry and government agencies alike."
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