MANASSAS, VA, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S) announced today that its Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor (LWS) successfully improved the alignment of a turbine against oncoming wind during a field trial with Nebraska Public Power District.
"We are very pleased with the preliminary results of our field trial with Nebraska Power," said Phil Rogers, President and CEO of Catch the Wind Ltd. "The results clearly showed that our laser wind sensor technology accurately measured wind speed and direction, and improved the alignment of the turbine against on-coming wind. We believe this will produce benefits for both wind farm operators and turbine manufacturers alike."
The trial program was specifically designed to evaluate how using forward measurement of wind speed and direction can optimally align wind turbines with the approaching wind and reduce the off-axis stress loads on turbines.
During the field trial, Catch the Wind's Vindicator(R) LWS improved the yaw alignment control of a turbine significantly over traditional wind vane measurement equipment. Improving yaw control alignment is a key requirement of the wind energy industry as it results in reduced stress loads and improved energy production output.
Catch the Wind will present the preliminary results of the field trial at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) Annual Conference today in Toronto. A copy of the presentation will be available on the Company's website, www.catchthewindinc.com, following delivery at CANWEA.
The trial program at NPPD's Ainsworth Wind Energy Facility is ongoing. The facility has 36 large wind turbines, each capable of generating up to 1.65 megawatts of energy, for a combined total of 59.4 megawatts.
Catch the Wind is focused on making wind energy more profitable. The company is commercializing new technology that is designed to improve the performance of a turbine through the effective forward measurement of the wind, resulting in more energy production and reduced maintenance costs.
About Catch the Wind Ltd.
Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture the Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor.
Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for laser 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. For more information, visit www.catchthewindinc.com.
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