The WindSentinel™ is a wind resource assessment buoy that uses a simultaneously pulsing LiDAR to accurately measure wind speed, wind direction, and turbulence offshore at turbine hub-height and across the blade span.
June 10, 2013
Sidney, BC Canada
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) would like to congratulate Fishermen's Energy on the recent deployment of their WindSentinel buoy. With a year of preparations and near-shore testing, the buoy was relocated from a test site near Atlantic City to an offshore area leased from the U. S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Located eleven miles southeast of Atlantic, NJ, this site is within the Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Area, in an area Fishermen's Energy proposed to build a 350MW wind farm.
"The device is now operating in 65 feet of water and transmitting environmental and meteorological data back to Fishermen's offices to support wind farm design and development," said Stephen O'Malley, Fishermen's Director of Metocean Assessments.
The WindSentinel™ is a wind resource assessment buoy that uses a simultaneously pulsing LiDAR to accurately measure wind speed, wind direction, and turbulence offshore at turbine hub-height and across the blade span. Using three fixed beams, this LiDAR can take single focused or multi-point measurements up to a maximum range of 150 meters.
"These measurements provide information for energy production estimates, as well as details about the wind effects across the rotor swept area of the planned turbines" stated Chris Wissemann, Fishermen's CEO. "The measurements aid in blade and other equipment design." Wissemann added.
About Fishermen's Energy
Fishermen's Energy is a developer of offshore wind energy projects, founded by New Jersey commercial fishermen to respond to the public's need to develop the ocean for renewable wind energy. Fishermen's Energy has partnered with experienced professionals in the renewable energy and the offshore wind business community to propose, plan, and build responsible projects to serve the public's need for safe renewable energy. For more information visit: www.fishermensenergy.com
About AXYS Technologies Inc.
AXYS Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems. For further information contact AXYS at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.axystechnologies.com