Gathering site-specific weather data is an important requirement for every wind park project, on land and offshore. The Scientific Monitoring Station currently erected on Horseshoe Shoal is providing comprehensive data for the area where the park will be sited, including wind, wave, tide height, current and water temperature information.
The tower is 196 feet tall and is measuring wind at three different levels. The data collected will provide information for the environmental research and design of the offshore wind park on Horseshoe Shoal. The instruments on the tower are powered by solar panels and a small wind turbine.
Cape Wind worked with several Cape Cod companies to build and erect the data tower including AGM Marine of Mashpee, Cape and Islands Steel of Hyannis, Woods Hole Group of East Falmouth, Patriot Party Boats of Falmouth and ESS Group, Inc. of Sandwich and Wellesley.
Click here to see photos of the scientific monitoring station.
Project Overview :: Measuring Offshore Conditions