Can the MeteoWind Compact turn the professional Wind Energy sensor market on its head?

MeteoWind Compact anemometer meets measnet quality of measurement affordably.

MeteoWind Compact anemometer meets measnet quality of measurement affordably.

With the launch of its latest iteration of the elliptic cup anemometer, the MeteoWind Compact, BARANI DESIGN Technologies is poised to make another dent in the wind energy sensor market as dominated by Thies Clima, NRG, and Vector Instruments.

MeteoWind Compact shares the proven robust cup design of its big brother MeteoWind 2, thereby simplifying field service. It is the elliptic cup design which ensures MEASNET linearity [2] (Sample MEASNET calibration report) and enables MeteoWind anemometers to excel not only in precision wind measurement for wind resource assessment but to also offer superb snow shedding for winter operation. A heated version of MeteoWind Compact is also available.

  • As a direct replacement for NRG anemometers, the MeteoWind Compact offers higher precision, requires less hardware to install since it offers wind speed and wind direction measurement in one compact device and is available at a better price point.

  • As an alternative to ultrasonic anemometers, MeteoWind Compact offers higher precision and data reliability in bad weather and in winter. It is also bird damage resistant which is a major cause of ultrasonic anemometer failure. Every year, up to 30% of ultrasonic anemometers are damaged by birds biting out their sound producing ultrasonic transducers. [1]

  • Compared to Thies 1st Class and Vector Instruments anemometers, it offers comparable if not better Class 1 precision and accuracy despite not yet having the MEASNET/IEC 61400-12-1:2017 EDITION 2.0 certification. Additionally, it also offers combined wind speed and wind direction measurement in one device, thereby simplifying installation.

For meteorological applications, MeteoWind Compact offers significantly greater accuracy as required by the WMO and NWS [3], thereby making the anemometers maintenance free for many years after installation.

References

  1. Examination of different versions of bird repelling techniques for ultrasonic anemometers by K. Schubotz, H. Dörschel, Dr. E. Lanzinger, M. Theel of the German Meteorological Service.

  2. MeteoWind Compact MEASNET calibration report

  3. MeteoWind Compact 0 - 38 m/s calibration report

  4. MeteoWind Compact anemometer datasheet

Innovative spiral design of the MeteoShield Professional begins sea trials on buoys

Marine buoy radiative heating errors to be prevented by the helical MeteoShield Professional.

Marine buoy radiative heating errors to be prevented by the helical MeteoShield Professional.

MeteoShield® Professional begun sea borne testing on marine buoys in the Asia Pacific region last week. Compared to existing multi-plate solar radiation shield technologies and even fan-aspirated shields, it offers a significant improvement in all weather precision for air temperature and air humidity measurement. Compared to fan-aspirated shields, it has the added benefit of superior reliability.

This advantage in measurement precision is hoped to make a significant contribution to the quality of climatological measurements and is poised to increase confidence and precision in quantifying global warming and its associated climatic changes to the region.

The future of affordable METAR

The increase in electronics reliability and processing power has enabled us to launch a new ezMETAR AWOS weather station that generates not only Auto-METAR, but also SPECI reports automatically every half hour, wirelessly. Using field proven sensors and LTE/GSM data logger complemented by robust power and lightning protection, affords these ezMETAR systems the promise of revolutionizing small VFR airport operations worldwide with their reliability, affordability and precision, while offering expandability and customizability for even IFR operations. The sensors and data logger can currently be found in operation in all climates and around the world in Africa, Asia, the Americas & Europe.

ezMETAR weather observation system generates Auto-METAR & SPECI reports affordably.

ezMETAR weather observation system generates Auto-METAR & SPECI reports affordably.

The ezMETAR weather observation system will be on display at the World Meteorological Exhibition on June 5 - 7, 2019 in the Barani Design Technologies stand 6020, which will be held in Hall 4 of Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information, contact BARANI DESIGN Technologies at sales@baranidesign.com.