in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Sound & Sea Technology (SST), AXYS Technologies and DNV GL have announced the award of a contract from the U.S. Navy for the validation of an offshore floating LIDAR wind resource assessment system.

SST will provide overall management of the program, coordination with the Navy, ocean engineering expertise, environmental planning and installation support. AXYS will supply its WindSentinel floating LIDAR system, and DNV GL will provide an independent evaluation of the validity of the system by identifying measurement requirements and metrics to qualify the system for use in wind power development.

According to the companies, the WindSentinel uses the Vindicator III, featuring newly developed simultaneous pulse technology with integral motion compensation, to measure offshore wind speed and direction up to the blade-tip heights of 200 meters.

The Vindicator LIDAR system has passed the initial side-by-side testing process overseen by DNV GL and will be shipped to California for deployment in December for a six-month study to confirm the validity of this technology.





Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.


IRS Issues More PTC Guidance, Easing Some Wind Industry Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addresses how much work is needed on a wind farm to satisfy production tax credit (PTC) eligibility.


Embryonic No More: U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Gaining Momentum

After a decade of fits and starts, the industry is moving closer to installing the first generation of wind projects off the country's shores.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Tower Conference_id1965