Catch the Wind and Gamesa agree to launch collaborative R D Project

The two companies have mutually agreed to determine the feasibility of using a Vindicator(R) LWS unit mounted on an operating Gamesa G8X 2.0 megawatt turbine for performing forward wind measurement functionalities.

"Our agreement with Gamesa is a significant breakthrough for us," said Phil Rogers, President and CEO of Catch the Wind, Inc. "Working closely with one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers will allow us to develop a stronger understanding of all facets of the wind energy market."

"In the Gamesa Technology Development, our mission is to evaluate any potential emerging technology that could be of interest. In this case, we will determine the extent to which these leading edge measuring devices can help our turbines to produce more and in better conditions," said a Gamesa technology spokesman.

The project will take place on a commercial wind farm located in the US, still to be determined.

About Gamesa

Gamesa is a company specializing in sustainable energy technologies, mainly wind power. It is the leading company in Spain and situated among the world’s three most important wind turbine generator manufacturers.

Gamesa has installed more than 16,000 MW of wind power of its main product lines in 20 countries spread out over four continents. The annual equivalent of this production amounts to more than 3.45 million tons of petroleum (TPE) per year and prevents the emission into the atmosphere of over 24 million tons of CO2 a year.

The Company has production centres located in Europe, China and the United Sates with an international workforce of around 7,000 employees.

Gamesa USA has two manufacturing centers in Fairless Hills and Ebensburg, Pennsylvania with roughly 900 people employed in the U.S. The company is represented by the United Steelworkers Union.

About Catch the Wind Ltd.

Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture the Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor.

Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for laser based wind sensor systems, recognized as the "gold standard" in wind measurement. The company is focused on becoming a major contributor in making clean, renewable wind energy more affordable and profitable. For more information, visit