- Published: 18 August 2009 18 August 2009
Catch the Wind Ltd.has announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
Under the terms of the research agreement, Catch the Wind will provide NREL a test unit of the Vindicator LWS for use for up to three years. NREL will evaluate how using the Vindicator LWS for forward measurement of wind speed and direction to optimally align wind turbines and turbine blades can reduce stress loads on turbines and improve energy production output. Catch the Wind expects to launch the cooperative research and development initiative in October 2009.