The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has employed Platypus Marine to provide logistical services to a couple of their Wind Assessment Buoys (WABs), also know as Wind Sentinels. They are manufactured by AXYS Technologies, Inc., in Sidney, British Columbia, and were made to measure offshore winds to find new spots for renewable energy along the west coast. A recent report estimated the U.S. could power nearly 17 million homes by generating more than 54 gig watts of offshore wind energy, but more information is needed according to AXYS technologies website. Platypus Marine is proud to work on these research vessels to better the renewable resource community and the United States future for finding different sources of natural renewable energy.
For more information regarding these Wind Sentinels Check out AXYS’s Website.