Second Wind Launches Its Triton Wind Profiler in the World’s Largest Wind Energy Market

Second Wind is giving wind farm developers in China the opportunity to use the wind energy industry’s leading remote sensing system by launching the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler at this week’s China Wind Power 2010 conference and exhibition in Beijing.

Second Wind is already a well-recognized name in China because of the success of the company’s distributor, Beijing New Energy Technology Co.

Since 2000, more than 1,000 Nomad data loggers and a far larger number of anemometers and wind vanes have been sold into the Chinese market.

Aiming for similar success with Triton, Beijing New Energy Technology Co. will be displaying a Triton in China for the first time at China Wind Power 2010, as well as hosting a Technical Workshop to discuss Triton technology and applications.

Second Wind’s CTO and co-founder Walter Sass, Vice President of Sales Peter Gibson, General Manager Susan Giordano, and Triton Product Manager Chris Babcock will attend the events.

‘With a growth rate of over 100% per year, China is one of the world’s most important wind turbines markets, both in development potential and technology innovation. Any company that expects to be a serious player in the international wind power market needs a substantial presence in China,’ said Peter Gibson, Second Wind’s vice president of sales.

‘We have a very effective partner in Michael Hu and his professional team at Beijing New Energy Technology Co. and we know them to be a first-class partner. With their effective sales, installation and field service support, we’re confident Chinese wind power companies will adopt Triton as eagerly as their counterparts already have in 17 other countries.’

Beijing New Energy Technology Co. will sell, install and service Tritons throughout China. Chinese customers will monitor Tritons remotely through Second Wind’s SkyServe Web-based data service using GPRS, a service of locally available GSM cellular networks.

Triton is a ground-based remote sensing system that uses sodar (sound detection and ranging) technology to measure wind up to 200 meters, above the 140-meter blade tip height of current utility-scale wind turbines. Designed for wind energy applications including wind resource assessment, micro-siting of wind turbines, and ongoing monitoring of wind conditions on working wind farms, Triton has been in commercial use since April 2008 and is the wind power industry’s market-leading remote sensing system.

The Triton unit will be on display at the China Wind Power conference at booth number EC16, where Walter Sass, Second Wind CTO and co-founder will present a paper on Triton. An invitation-only workshop is planned for the previous day and will focus on how to use Triton data in wind assessments. Following the conference, the Triton will be installed at a HydroChina wind power site near Zhangbei, approximately 300km northwest of Beijing, to commence a three-month independently verified performance validation study. 

Second Wind develops wind measurement systems that make wind power pay off for consumers, investors and the environment. The company’s technology provides wind farm developers with the bankable wind data they need to plan, finance and operate highly efficient wind generation facilities.

Second Wind’s systems are making wind farm development profitable in 50 countries on seven continents. Second Wind’s systems include the wind industry’s leading remote sensing system, wind data logger and web-based data service.