The Front Cover
Over the last five years we have published several articles about lidar and sodar for wind measurements. Five years ago just a few people anticipated that lidar remote sensing systems would become so useful to the wind-power industry in such a short time. In this issue on page 7 we publish an article about the WindCube developed by Leosphere from France.
Lidar-aided Site AssessmentBy Laurent Sauvage, co-founder and scientific director, Leosphere, FranceHarnessing Prairie WindsBy Sandy K. Simon, Director of Utility Innovations and Smart Grid Strategy for Xcel Energy, USAEfficient Switching and ProtectingBy Dipl.-Ing. Thierry Rosant, Key Account Manager renewable energy and international OEM, Moeller GmbH, Germany
Company in Focus
Shermco IndustriesBy Scott Meador, Vice President, Shermco Industries, USA