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Met Masts and Data Logging For Wind Energy since 1990

Triton SODAR Deployment

Triton SODAR deployment as part of our new Remote sensing Logisitcs service. Solar Wheel Ltd now offers logistical support for the installation and maintenance of the Triton SODAR wind monitor. The most recent installation in the highlands of Scotland was less than straight forward due to the complex terrain. The site necessitated the installation of […]

LIDAR and Remote Power Supply at Gwynt Y Mor

Solar Wheel veterans, Bobby and Felix, worked closely with RWE to Install a Zephyr LIDAR and renewable power supply on the Gwynt Y Mor MET Mast as part of the ongoing wind monitoring campaign. The work required considerable planning and creativity to safely lift the equipment including Trogan AGM batteries, 2 Ampair wind generators, Photo Voltaic modules and all cabinets […]

MET mast systems in Finland

Solarwheel were contracted by Vertical to supply 4 complete wind data capture systems for 140 meter lattice masts in the Oulu region for a wind analysis campaign by ABO Wind.   We designed and built the systems to the clients specification in our workshop in Wales and assisted remotely with deployment. Each system features Thies Anemometers, […]

90m Tilt Up Met Mast

In August Solarwheel  successfully test lifted the latest prototype in the Nexgen H1 series of wind monitoring masts. The 90m H1 Mast has a top anemometer cup height of 92.2m!, making it the highest tilt up tubular wind mast available in the UK to date. As a comparison Big Ben is 96m tall.

90 Meter Nexgen H1 installations go ahead

After two and a half years of successfully installing the 80 Meter Nexgen H1 Met Mast were pleased to announce that we are installing the newly developed 90 Meter H1 Met Mast. Having completed a series of test lifts in collaboration with Nexgen development team, we’re now poised to complete our first commercial installation ‘in […]

Off Shore Wind Monitoring Mast Refurbishment

Solarwheel riggers have completed the first phase of refitting Gwynt Y Mor MET mast with all new anemometry.   The work contracted out by RWE, involved replacing the Vector A100LK anemometers,  W200P Wind Vanes, and a METEK USA-1 3D Ultrasonic anemometer.   The work also invloved servicing aircraft warning lights and fog horn and associated […]

FLI & REPower

Solar Wheel rigging technicians recently completed works fitting anemometry and mounting booms to two 80m permanent lattice towers at Bradwell and Kiln Pit Hill Wind Farms.  The work which enables  power curve assessment, was completed for REPower in conjunction with Francis & Lewis International who supply and install the lattice masts.

Francis & Lewis Int. Lattice Tower Fitting

Solar Wheel have completed fitting instruments on two lattice towers. The first, a supply, build, install, and commission of a comprehensive array of anemometry and data logging equipment for Francis & Lewis International. The setup including a METEK USA-1 sonic anemometer producing serial data to a Campbell Scientific logger, was successfully installed on a 90 […]

Enviromon South Africa

Alec Church has returned form Sutherland in the Karoo in South Africa after helping  Enviromon to safely install 3 Nexgen 60m Himasts. He brought the crew up to speed on safely handling 60m masts, they having previously only worked on 15 meter tilt up masts.