US, September, 25, 2014: Deepwater Wind has launched a joint, LiDAR-based study of Long Island’s offshore wind resources with Albany-based AWS Truepower and New York’s Stony Brook University (SBU).
Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski said, “Offshore wind energy can provide a much-needed source of new, renewable energy for the East End of Long Island while reducing fossil-fuel emissions, stabilizing energy costs and generating new jobs and investment. We are proud to support research that will lead to a far better understanding of this important resource.”
As part of the joint study, Deepwater Wind will deploy two Two LiDAR wind monitoring devices one at the university’s Southampton campus and one on Block Island. Rhode Island.
Data gathered from the devices will be merged with data from another SBU study to better wind predictions over the ocean and create better regional wind resource maps.
AWS Truepower CEO Bruce Bailey said, ““This special alliance will accelerate our understanding of how offshore wind farms can meaningfully add to the mix of energy resources.”
Robert Catell, Chairman of the Board of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Energy and Research and Technology at Stony Brook University said, “These are historic times for renewable energy for the nation, the State of New York and Long Island because the technology has now matured to the point where renewables can compete with fossil fuels in providing business, commercial and residential communities with energy.”