October 31, 2008

National Wind Assessments Signs An Exclusive Dealership Agreement With Revolutionary Meteorological Tower Manufacturer

National Wind Assessments announced today an agreement with Composite Tower Solutions, becoming the first exclusive US dealer of their 80 meter meteorological (met) towers. National Wind Assessments recently installed an 80-meter composite met tower in Fillmore County for National Wind's 300 megawatt Root River Energy wind farm development (view picture).

A met tower is a multi-instrument device which records wind speeds, wind direction, temperature, and air density over time, leading to a complete depiction of the wind attributes of a project site. Composite Tower Solutions has the world's most advanced lattice tilt-up towers. An innovative lattice prism design enables the towers to be lightweight, lowering wind resistance and easing transportation. This design also increases the tower's capability of handling the harshest climate conditions.

"The industry is moving toward using taller, 80-meter met towers because they can measure wind speeds at the height wind turbines operate," says Kevin Romuld, President of National Wind Assessments. "Most met towers installed today are typically 50 to 60 meters in height, although most wind turbines are being erected on 80 meter or taller towers. Met towers installed at this height, increase the accuracy of the wind data, allowing us to determine the best sites for turbine placement. Composite Tower Solutions' lattice prism technology is also a cost-effective alternative to shorter towers."

Composite Tower Solutions, Inc is a US-based company located in Provo Utah. For over a decade, the composite technology company has developed and manufactured composite towers for wind resource assessment needs.

"National Wind Assessments' team members have the advanced experience, expertise, and industry relationships necessary to help our taller towers become the industry standard," says Dr. Ted Clark, CEO of Composite Tower Solutions. "With shorter towers, wind data must be mathematically transformed to provide an estimate for the actual height wind turbines operate. This estimation always includes some errors. Utilities, financiers, and wind developers want the most accurate wind calculations available, error-free, so they can realize increased commercial wind energy production. Measurement errors due to lower than hub height data provide less certainty in project revenue, so bankers and investors have to be more cautious in funding projects when accurate hub height data is not available."

National Wind Assessments is the first dealer of Composite Tower Solutions within the US. The company has exclusive rights to sell and install these towers in the following states: Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska. National Wind Assessments can extend installation and sales of Composite Towers throughout North America, but exclusive rights remain within the specified states.

About National Wind Assessments:

National Wind, LLC, acquired National Wind Assessments, formerly Romuld Wind Consulting, in 2007. Kevin Romuld, President of National Wind Assessments, and founder of Romuld Wind Consulting, supervises this division. Their expert consultants provide comprehensive wind assessments. They provide meteorological tower sales, meteorological tower installation, wind data acquisition, site analysis and modeling, wind farm design and layout, projected energy production and turbine recommendations. Their wind consulting team has worked on over 100 wind projects, primarily in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Colorado, Iowa and Ohio. Please visit http://nationalwindassessments.com for more information.

About Composite Tower Solutions: Composite Tower Solutions, Inc is a US based company located in Provo Utah. It is a composite technology company that develops and manufactures a superior & propriety state of art composite towers for wind recourse assessment needs. Currently common applications are meteorological towers, weather towers and data collection and instrumentation towers. In the future, wide variety of applications with a range of diameters will be possible. For more information please visit http://compositetower.com/.