February 18, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Hinesburg, Vermont-based NRG Systems, a manufacturer of wind energy assessment systems, has introduced a performance monitor designed specifically for small wind turbine applications. WindWatcher, measures wind speed, gust, and direction. It uses that data to calculate average wind speed and power density, providing a complete assessment of a site and the turbine’s performance. All statistics are continuously updated and instantly accessible from the LCD panel on the performance monitor and the unit stores one year’s worth of data, allowing for historical comparisons. According to NRG Systems president and CEO, David Blittersdorf, unlike weather stations and inexpensive totalizers that provide only a fraction of the data required for assessing wind, WindWatcher measures everything the small turbine owner needs to evaluate wind conditions and make accurate comparisons. WindWatcher, which requires no software or computer connection, will be among the products featured by NRG Systems at the Global Wind Power 2004 Conference, being held March 28 to 31, in Chicago, Illinois.