Wind Measures Devices Go Up in Virgin Islands

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VI Energy Office measuring wind resources on Virgin Islands

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Wind Measures Devices Go Up in Virgin Islands

  1. 1. Measuring the wind December 2012 Virgin Islands
  2. 2. Anemometer goes up on theSouth Shore of St. CroixInspected by Percy Radclyffeand Carl Joseph of theEnergy Office.
  3. 3. The towers contain a varietyof measuring devices. Solarirradiation as well as windspeeds at three differentheights will be measured.
  4. 4. This devicemeasuresthe windusing sonar.One is nowlocated onSt. Croixand one onSt. Thomas.
  5. 5. The towers are 60 metershigh. ( A meter is threeinches longer than a yard.) Inthis photo you can see twoof the three measuringheights
  6. 6. A temporary fence wasimmediately installed aboutthe towers and the supportlines.
  7. 7. Getting the towers put together and raised was no easy task, but it was accomplished with minimal problems.
  8. 8. The SODAR device has a prime hill top location on St. Croix. The devices are collecting information that can be used to build wind farms.
  9. 9. The project was overseen by the VI Energy Office with technical assistance from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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