Published: 24 November 2009 24 November 2009
NRG Systems has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Wind Energy Group on a multi-phase project to advance the use of renewable energy at MIT’s campus and further the science of remote sensing with laser-based technologies.
Last month NRG Systems’ employees Larry Jacobs and Emeric Rochford
installed measurement equipment on an existing light tower at the MIT
athletic fields to begin collecting wind resource data. This will be
followed by deployment of a WINDCUBE™ lidar remote sensor, a
laser-based sensor that provides 200-meter vertical wind profiles, and
a 34-meter meteorological tower. Installations will support student
research in the fields of wind measurement and renewable energy.