Vaisala Bolsters its Global Remote Sensing Support Network

Mar 6, 2018
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March 6, 2018

Vaisala Bolsters its Global Remote Sensing Support Network

Measurement expert signs a string of regional partnerships and launches new online data platform to facilitate global adoption of the Triton Wind Profiler

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has signed a succession of new regional partnerships in response to rising global demand for its advanced wind measurement system, the Triton Wind Profiler. Additionally, as wind farm owners and operators worldwide continue to expand their use of remote sensing in wind industry applications, Vaisala has launched an improved Observations platform that enables users to access their wind data from the same dashboard as Vaisala's time series and energy forecasting tools.

Combined, these efforts provide Vaisala's customers with the benefits of an unparalleled support network and improved management of their data, while laying the groundwork for further adoption of advanced remote sensing technology worldwide.

"Remote sensing devices will supplant met towers as the preferred choice of measurement technology for wind energy developers and operators around the world," said Pascal Storck, Head of Renewable Energy at Vaisala. "But this shift will depend on the ability of manufacturers to maintain a robust global supply chain and maximize the opportunities these advanced measurement systems provide for a better understanding of the wind resource."

Expanding the physical support network

As Vaisala's recent Remote Sensing Revolution highlights, the global wind industry increasingly uses remote sensing technology to guide decisions from site prospecting and resource assessment through to project optimization - providing more accurate data without long permitting delays and complex installations.

Maximizing the logistical and cost benefits afforded by remote sensing devices, however, requires access to fast and efficient local field support - especially critical in more remote markets. In order to meet this requirement, over the past 12 months Vaisala has established or expanded regional partnerships with NERI in Japan; Jim Latimer GmbH & Co. KG, MM Pro Management Oy, and Windhunter in Europe; Marti Ltd. in Turkey; LOHO M&E Equipment Co. in China; and WISE in Australia. Each of these agreements will provide greater access to specialist servicing and technical advice for Triton users in these promising wind markets.

Giving users full control over their resource data

Getting maximum value out of a remote sensing measurement campaign also depends on the ability of the owner to effectively manage data collected by units on site, and use this data to inform development and operational decisions. Users of Vaisala's Triton may now monitor their units via a new online Observations platform, redesigned from the ground up to provide easier, faster access to the data and functions formerly hosted on

"Because the Observations platform is accessible through the same dashboard as Vaisala's time series and energy forecasting tools, users now have a single point of entry to the most comprehensive and powerful combination of resource assessment, monitoring and forecasting tools available in the wind energy sector," Storck added.

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Naomi Stringfield
Marketing Manager, Energy, Vaisala
Tel. +617 467 1531, [email protected]

Vaisala Energy
Weather provides the fuel for renewable energy projects and is one of the largest variables impacting production. Vaisala uses more than 80 years of weather expertise to help the global renewable energy industry develop and operate wind and solar projects better, faster and more efficiently. Our measurement, assessment, forecasting and asset management products and services leverage proven science and advanced technology to mitigate the impact of weather risks on energy generation and support profitable decision-making across the entire project lifecycle, from greenfield prospecting and due diligence through operational forecasting and plant optimization.

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on over 80 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.