Project Development, Wind Power

NRG Introduces System for Community Wind Applications

NRG Systems this week introduced a 34-meter system to support small-scale wind energy projects and wind energy research. The 34-meter complete system includes a tubular tilt-up tower, a SymphoniePLUS 15-channel data logger, three NRG #40C anemometers, a wind vane and parts.

SymphoniePLUS collects and stores time-stamped data from up to nine frequency output sensors and up to six analog sensors – 15 channels total, NRG said. Six anemometer and two wind direction channels are built-in, and up to seven “plug and play” Signal Conditioning Modules can be installed to add additional sensors. Data is averaged every 10 minutes, time-stamped and stored on a Multi Media Card (MMC).

“With more incentives for small- and community-scale wind, there’s a greater need for people to understand their wind resource before investing in a turbine,” said Larry Jacobs, NRG Systems’ marketing manager. “This system is ideally suited for these folks.”

Late last year, NRG partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wind Energy Group on a multi-phase project to advance the use of renewable energy at MIT’s campus and further the science of remote sensing with laser-based technologies.

The MIT Wind Energy Group, an on-campus organization that addresses global wind energy challenges through fact-based research, analysis and education, initiated the partnership after meeting with NRG Systems’ employees at an energy career fair.