"This sale to enXco marks an important new milestone for Catch the Wind, in that CTW and enXco are working together to further validate the performance of the OCS across geographically diverse customer wind farms and additional turbine models. We can now offer customers increased Annual Energy Production using remote optical sensing for better turbine control," said Jo Major, Interim President and CEO of Catch the Wind, Inc. "This agreement is significant in that it allows us to add additional manufacturers to our portfolio of wind turbine models controlled using the OCS. The future for intelligent wind turbine control is available now and we are proud to pioneer this breakthrough technology in collaboration with enXco."
"We are excited about the technical opportunities LIDAR represents to improve the output of our wind farm projects and enhance the operational performance of the wind turbines," said Richard Jigarjian, Vice President, Generation of enXco.
The Vindicator® OCS is a "next generation" wind turbine control system for utility-scale wind turbines. From its position on top of the nacelle, the Vindicator® OCS simultaneously measures wind speed and direction in the free-stream inflow ahead of the turbine and uses this information to optimize wind turbine performance, increasing energy output and reducing damaging stress loads.
Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture the Vindicator® optical control system (OCS) and optical wind sensor.
Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for optical 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.
enXco – an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company- develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout North America. For more than two decades, they have been a leader in wind-energy focusing on large-scale wind projects. enXco’s portfolio includes solar and biogas technologies, in an effort to help drive the transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco has grown to be a significant owner and developer of wind-energy installations and is the largest third-party operations and maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.