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Another Busy Week in Husum

The 2008 HUSUM WindEnergy and its accompanying trade symposia will take place between 9 and 13 September. Having started life nearly 20 years ago as a local event with 29 exhibitors, the 2007 trade fair brought together 640 exhibitors from 30 countries and over 18,000 trade visitors from about 40 countries. This year the organisers are expecting around 700 companies, including wind turbine manufacturers, suppliers and service providers from 35 nations, and 20,000 visitors from 40 countries.
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{access view=!registered}Only logged in users can view the full text of the article.{/access}{access view=registered}The organisers have changed the traditional layout of the show this year. Normally the big turbine manufactures have (almost) all been located in Hall 1. Since the manufacturers always attract a lot of traffic, this year they are spread over the different halls to increase traffic in the slower halls.

And, of course, as in other years, Husum is not only about business. The social events are almost as important as the show itself. I believe they are one of the unique selling points of the event. Husum is quite a small town, and many people from the fair wander through town in the evening enjoying themselves. One of the highlights will probably be the ‘Windwanderer Party' on the night of Friday 12 September. I wish everybody a successful show and I hope to see many of you in Husum.

Update on Sodar Measurements
Last year Second Wind introduced their Triton profiler and we published information on it in our September 2007 issue. After a year we thought it was time to give you an update.

The article on page 7 reports on data from customers using Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler in eight diverse locations. The findings show reliable reporting of valid wind data at heights that encompass the full blade sweep of commercial wind turbines. Gross data recovery was above 95%, correlation to anemometry at 60 metres was 0.97, and signal-to-noise ratios were greater than 9 at heights up to 160 metres.

Data from beta testing demonstrates that the Triton profiler is a reliable source of accurate wind data at turbine heights in a wide range of potential wind sites. Because of the promising test results, Second Wind announced commercial availability of the product earlier this year. We will certainly keep you updated on the developments.

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