Remote Sensing Cost of Operation

The Most Cost-Effective Wind Sensor Available

Reducing wind measurement uncertainty by measuring at higher heights and  at more locations allows leading wind energy developers to realize greater return on investment by obtaining more attractive financing terms. A ground-breaking study by DNV-GL discusses how remote sensing reduces uncertainty, and quantifies the typical benefits in project financing. Download the white paper to learn more!

Using Triton helps your bottom line. Compared to other remote sensing systems, Triton provides affordable, practical operation in all climates.

Learn more!
  • Read the DNV-GL white paper, "Reducing Uncertainty in Wind Project Energy Estimates" 
  • Download our cost of operation checklist (PDF)
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Triton Accuracy

Global Study Shows Consistent Performance
Across Millions of Triton Data-Hours

Since its commercial release in 2008, Tritons have been deployed in thousands of wind measurement campaigns, and Triton accuracy has been validated by many respected certifiers and national laboratories, including DNV-GL, ECN, NREL, and Ecofys.

Most recently, a comprehensive worldwide study conducted with industry-leading wind developers concludes that Triton is as accurate as a met tower — not just in one carefully controlled test experiment, but over tens of thousands of data-hours.

Read the report's Executive Summary to learn:
  • What industry-standard validation studies show, and do not show.
  • How this global comparison study is different
  • How you can use the findings to improve your resource assessment strategy 

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More than 19 million

hours of wind data have been gathered by Tritons  in the commercial wind industry


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Remote Sensing for Wind Energy

Taller Turbines Require Higher-Height Wind Measurement

Wind resource assessment and performance monitoring require wind measurement at hub height and across the rotor sweep of today's wind turbines. These applications previously required building costly, tall meteorological towers.

Remote sensing technologies like SoDAR and LiDAR are ideally suited to measuring the lower boundary layer winds, but only SoDAR can do this reliably and cost-effectively.

Learn more!
  • Read "A Higher Height Data Wakeup Call" article
  • View "The True Cost of Permitting Delays" slideshare
  • Print out "Wind Turbines Are Taller Than Ever" infographic 

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Remote Sensing Benefits
  • Reduced financial uncertainty
  • Reliable hub-height data
  • Rapid, convenient deployment
  • Cost-effective operation
How the Wind Industry Uses Triton 

The Industry's Most Practical, Widely Used Remote Sensing System

Wind energy developers, wind park operators, and utilities worldwide use Triton to accelerate wind project development, reduce uncertainty in project finance, and minimize operational risk.

Learn how Triton is being used to:
  • Reduce uncertainty in complex terrain in South America
    Case study: PEC Energia, a leading Brazilian renewable energy developer and producer)
  • Accelerate wind project development across a global wind portfolio
    (Case study: Wind Prospect, a global wind energy developer and advisor)
  • Eliminate challenges of extreme terrain deployments in Africa
    (Case study: Windlab South Africa, a global wind energy developer with active projects in Australia, Africa, and North America)
  • Meet forecasting requirements in North America and elsewhere
    (Information sheet: Triton Ops)
  • Streamline wind condition monitoring in O&M applications
    (Articles: "Producing More Power at Existing Wind Farms" and "Amassing Wind Information")
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Triton Benefits and Applications
  • Accurate hub-height wind data
  • Ultra-low power requirements, self-powered design, and low-cost external power options
  • Rugged construction for withstanding harsh climate and weather events
  • Easy to install and service in the field
  • Used for shear validation, wind prospecting, reducing spatial uncertainty, wind resource assessments, operational forecasting, and power curve testing
Triton Economic Benefits
  • Lowest cost of operation of any proven remote sensor
  • Reduced financial uncertainty in wind resource assessments
  • Flexible applications from prospecting through operations
  • Field-serviceable design
  • Easy, rapid deployment
Triton's Track Record of Accuracy
  • Validated in studies by the wind industry's leading research organizations
  • Global comparison study finds Triton measures as accurately as a met tower
  • Accepted as part of bankable wind resource assessments