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Minneapolis-based National Wind Assessments, a subsidiary of community wind developer National Wind, has announced an agreement with Composite Tower Solutions - becoming the first exclusive U.S. dealer of the company's 80 meter meteorological (met) towers. National Wind Assessments recently installed an 80-meter composite met tower in Fillmore County for National Wind's 300 MW Root River Energy wind farm development.

"The industry is moving toward using taller, 80-meter met towers because they can measure wind speeds at the height wind turbines operate," says Kevin Romuld, president of National Wind Assessments. "Most met towers installed today are typically 50 to 60 meters in height, although most wind turbines are being erected on 80 meter or taller towers. Met towers installed at this height, increase the accuracy of the wind data, allowing us to determine the best sites for turbine placement. Composite Tower Solutions' lattice prism technology is also a cost-effective alternative to shorter towers."

SOURCE: National Wind Assessments:


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