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Vaisala Expands Presence in Wind Energy through Acquisition of Second Wind Systems Inc.

Vaisala Corporation                        Press release

Helsinki, Finland - August 14, 2013 - Vaisala, a global leader in atmospheric observation, announces the acquisition of Second Wind Systems Inc. Second Wind is a global leader in remote sensing technology and data services for the wind energy industry. The two companies' combined expertise will bring an integrated suite of wind measurement solutions to customers around the globe. 

"The acquisition of Second Wind fits well our strategic goal to expand Vaisala's presence in the renewable energy markets. The combination of the two companies brings unique and comprehensive measurement solutions that are needed to help take the industry to the next level of optimizing and integrating wind energy," says Richard Pyle, Director of New Weather Markets customer group. 

Second Wind specializes in advanced wind resource assessment technologies. The company's technology, including the Triton® SoDAR, provides wind farm developers with dependable wind data they need to plan, finance and operate highly efficient wind generation facilities. The company is located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.  

"We are excited to join the Vaisala family.  Second Wind shares Vaisala's vision of applying weather observations to make better informed decisions in support of wind development and operations," states Larry Letteney, CEO of Second Wind Systems Inc.

The wind energy industry continues to evolve to effectively compete with traditional generation sources, increasing the capability and accuracy of meteorological measurements is critical to keeping pace with advancements in turbine technology.

For more information
Americas and APAC:
Richard Pyle, Director, New Weather Markets, Vaisala
Tel: +1 303 589 8772
Email: richard.pyle(a)vaisala.com

Europe:
Kai Konola, EVP, Weather 
kai.konola(a)vaisala.com
Tel. +358 40 5024 900

Liisa Ahtiluoto, Communications Director
liisa.ahtiluoto(a)vaisala.com
Tel. + 358 40 730 7695

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About Vaisala
Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1400 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.
www.vaisala.com 
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