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Independent Global Data Management Firm Adds Second Wind's Triton

25 May 2009

Somerville, MA and Queensland, Australia, May 25, 2009 – WISE – Wind Information Sentinel, a global independent wind data management firm, has adopted Second Wind's advanced sodar system, Triton, for use in its wind resource assessment projects.

Ian Lloyd-BessonDesigned and manufactured by Somerville, Mass.-based Second Wind, a leading provider of advanced software and instrumentation for the wind energy industry, the Triton eliminates the limitations of earlier sodar systems and allows wind developers to capture accurate wind data at up to 200 meters in real-time.

Ian Lloyd-Besson, CEO, WISE - Wind Information Sentinel, with a recently installed Triton.

WISE's data management team, created in 2006, manages data from eight countries in four continents and boasts a client base of over 25 wind prospecting service firms and wind farm developers. Says WISE CEO Ian Lloyd-Besson, "Accurate wind data is the cornerstone of the successful development of a wind project. We see the Triton as filling a gap in the wind resource data that our clients need. You can use the Triton to measure above hub height, and the ability to move the Triton around reduces modelling uncertainties."

Lloyd-Besson has already been involved in 10  projects using the Triton, and has plans in place to work on many more assessments using the Triton in 2009 and into the future.

"The use of the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler by an independent, market leading firm such as WISE is an important endorsement for our advanced sodar technology," says Second Wind COO Larry Letteney. "The WISE team has experience analyzing data from over 200 masts and have developed a proprietary analysis tool that is widely accepted in the industry."

"Triton offers measured data rather than modeled data," says Lloyd-Besson. "We're probably dealing with more Triton data than just about anybody else, and we're very happy with it. Triton provides a very economical way of providing much richer information about the wind resource."

About Wind Information Sentinel (WISE)
WISE is an independent company focused solely on the delivery of high quality, reliable wind data from both onshore and offshore wind farms to clients in all parts of the world. WISE currently manages data from masts and sodar units in eight countries worldwide, identifying anomalies and providing client alerts and reports to ensure that data is of the highest quality and value to help in site assessments.  For more information on WISE's advanced wind data management services, visit

About Second Wind Inc.

Founded in 1980, Second Wind Inc. advances the use of wind data to make wind energy more profitable for owners, painless for operators and practical for consumers. Key products include: Nomad® data logger and tower systems; Triton® sodar systems; SkyServe® satellite wind data service and Phaser® power transducers. Second Wind is headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, and is privately held. For more information on the Triton sonic wind profiler or SkyServe satellite wind data service and Second Wind's other products, visit

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