Second Wind has introduced the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler, which is a remote sensing system deploying sodar to measure wind. Sodar is a technology that detects sound and range of wind in a wind turbine.
The system is able to minimize uncertainties and ambiguities in the production of annual energy by determining the speed of wind in the hub holding the turbine blades and beyond it. The system is user friendly and works independently. This technology is at present commonly utilized across the globe to help enhance the performance of wind farming. This launch comes in the wake of President Obama’s proposal to set up a Clean Energy Standard, calling for the sustained development of clean and renewable energy production. The standard aims at meeting almost 80% of the national energy needs mainly through wind farming by the year 2035.
Currently, the company is already exporting products used in wind farming to countries such as China, India, Africa and Europe. It has also recorded a three-fold increase in its exports to China alone by the end of 2010. It has also estimated that it will also have increased its employee head count in the country three fold by the year 2014. In this endeavor, it has opened a new wind farm that deploys the Triton technology in Newton, Massachusetts.