Applications of Anemometers in Energy Efficiency Studies Industry


Energy efficiency studies are research or analyses conducted to assess and improve the efficient use of energy resources in various systems, processes, or technologies. These studies aim to identify ways to reduce energy consumption while maintaining or enhancing the desired output or functionality.

Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s Anemometers are sometimes referred to as wind speed meter, air velocity sensor, wind gauge, wind vane, cup anemometer, wind speed indicator, wind meter, wind anemograph, wind speed sensor, air flow meter, aerovane, rotational anemometer, wind gauge mete, wind speed recorder, wind velocity gauge.

GAO Tek’s anemometers have the following applications in energy efficiency studies:

  • Wind Energy Assessment:Anemometers are vital tools for assessing the wind resource at potential wind turbine sites. By measuring wind speed and direction over an extended period, they help determine the feasibility and potential energy production of a wind energy project. This information is critical for optimizing the layout and performance of wind farms.
  • HVAC System Efficiency:Anemometers are used to measure airflow in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They help HVAC engineers ensure that air distribution is efficient and that ventilation rates are appropriate, leading to energy savings and improved indoor air quality.
  • Building Energy Efficiency:Anemometers are employed to assess airflow and ventilation in buildings. By measuring air exchange rates and identifying areas of airflow restriction, energy efficiency experts can recommend improvements in building design and HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption.
  • Data Center Cooling:Anemometers are used to monitor and optimize the airflow in data centers. Maintaining proper cooling airflow within server racks is crucial for energy efficiency and preventing equipment overheating. Anemometer data helps data center operators fine-tune their cooling systems for maximum efficiency.
  • Industrial Processes: Anemometers are used in various industrial applications to optimize processes. For instance, they are used to measure air or gas flow in pipelines and ducts, ensuring that energy is not wasted due to inefficient flow patterns.
  • Agricultural Energy Management: Anemometers are employed in precision agriculture to optimize irrigation and reduce energy consumption. By measuring wind speed, they can help farmers determine the most efficient times to irrigate and adjust irrigation systems accordingly.
  • Greenhouse Ventilation: Anemometers are used in greenhouses to monitor and control ventilation systems. Maintaining proper airflow is essential for temperature and humidity control, as well as for reducing energy usage.
  • Weather Stations: Anemometers are integral components of weather stations. Accurate wind speed and direction data are essential for weather forecasting, which, in turn, helps energy producers plan for fluctuations in renewable energy generation.
  • Transportation Efficiency: In transportation, anemometers can be used to optimize vehicle design, reduce aerodynamic drag, and improve fuel efficiency. They are also used in wind tunnel testing for vehicle aerodynamics.
  • Research and Development: Anemometers are employed in research and development projects aimed at improving energy efficiency in various fields, from aerospace to renewable energy technologies.

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Complying with Energy Efficiency Studies Standards

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our customers comply with the energy efficiency studies standards such as

  • ISO 7726
  • ISO 6978
  • ISO 61400
  • ASHRAE Standard 41.1
  • ASHRAE Standard 111
  • IEC 61400-12-1
  • IEC 61400-12-2
  • ASTM D5096
  • EN 13554
  • ISO 16000-28
  • ISO 16362
  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202

Complying With Government Regulations

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as

  • S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • State and Local Building Codes
  • Utility Rebate Programs

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the Canadian regulations such as

  • National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB)
  • Energy Efficiency Act and associated regulations
  • Provincial and Territorial Building Codes
  • Measurement Canada regulations
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
  • Utility Energy Efficiency Programs
  • Local Municipal Building Codes and Bylaws
  • Standards from Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • Provincial and Territorial Energy Efficiency Programs

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the Mexican regulations such as

  • Mexican Official Standards (Normas Oficiales Mexicanas, NOMs)
  • National Program for Energy Saving and Sustainable Use of Energy (PRONASE)
  • Federal Electricity Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE) Regulations
  • Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Reguladora de Energía, CRE) Guidelines
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
  • Mexican Building Codes (Normas Técnicas Complementarias)
  • Standards from the Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification (Instituto Mexicano de Normalización y Certificación, IMNC)
  • Energy Efficiency Programs from the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía, CONUEE)

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the European regulations such as

  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
  • Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
  • Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
  • Ecodesign Directive (ErP)
  • EU Regulation 2018/858 on CO2 emissions from cars
  • European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Standards
  • National Building Codes and Regulations (e.g., UK Building Regulations, German EnEV)
  • Energy Efficiency Programs and Initiatives at the National Level

Case Studies of Anemometers in Energy Efficiency Studies

Anemometers are sometimes called as wind speed meter, wind gauge, wind, velocity sensor, air velocity meter, air speed indicator, wind vane (often used in conjunction with anemometers), wind speed sensor, wind velocity gauge, air flow meter, wind speed recorder, wind velocity measuring device, aerovane, anemoscope, wind meter, wind velocity detector, wind speed tracker, zephyrometer, gustometer (for measuring wind gusts), wind velocity analyzer, wind anemograph, breeze monitor, wind speed reader, atmospheric velocity gauge, wind velocity monitoring device, meteorological anemometer.

Here are some practical examples of using anemometers in energy efficiency studies:

Anemometers are used to assess wind resources for potential wind farm development in states like Iowa and Illinois. Anemometers are deployed to optimize ventilation systems in commercial and residential buildings, particularly in densely populated urban areas. Anemometers help monitor and control airflow in data centers to improve energy efficiency in server cooling.

Anemometers are utilized to analyze airflow and reduce energy consumption in various industrial processes, such as manufacturing and chemical production. Energy efficiency studies in schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings across the U.S. use anemometers to evaluate HVAC system performance and optimize airflow.

Anemometers assess wind speeds and energy potential for wind farm development in provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan. Anemometers are used in energy audits to measure ventilation rates and HVAC system efficiency in commercial and residential buildings. Anemometers may be used to optimize air-cooling systems in hydropower plants to increase efficiency. Anemometers help farmers in regions like Manitoba and Ontario optimize irrigation systems based on wind data to reduce energy consumption. Anemometers play a role in assessing wind resources for renewable energy integration on the West Coast.

Anemometers are used to evaluate ventilation and cooling systems in commercial buildings to reduce energy consumption. Anemometers are part of energy efficiency assessments in manufacturing facilities to optimize air handling systems.

Anemometers help farmers determine optimal irrigation schedules and reduce energy usage. Anemometers are used to monitor and improve ventilation systems in mining operations for energy savings.

Anemometers are used to optimize natural ventilation and HVAC systems in commercial and residential buildings. Anemometers play a role in optimizing energy consumption in buildings and industries across Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. Anemometers help optimize cooling systems in hydropower plants in the Swiss Alps. Anemometers are used for aerodynamic testing and improving vehicle fuel efficiency.

GAO RFID Inc.  RFID Hardware ,a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID supply in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT anemometers have also been widely used in Energy Efficiency Studies.

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Use of Anemometers With Leading Software And Cloud Services in Energy Efficiency Studies

GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use GAO’s anemometers with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include

  • Campbell Scientific LoggerNet
  • Windographer
  • OpenWind
  • WAsP (Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program)
  • EESI (Energy Efficiency System Integration)
  • TRNSYS (Transient Systems Simulation Tool)
  • RETScreen
  • EnergyPlus
  • CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Software
  • Python
  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • Power BI
  • SPSS
  • MinitabAWS IoT Core
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Google Cloud IoT Core
  • IBM Watson IoT
  • ThingSpeak
  • Ubidots
  • Google Cloud BigQuery
  • AWS Redshift
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Databricks
  • Tableau Online
  • Power BI Service
  • Google Data Studio

GAO Tek’s anemometers and their applications in other industries are listed on this page.

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Meeting Customers’ Demands

Large Choice of Anemometers

In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network Anemometers, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.

Fast Delivery

To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its Anemometers and is able to ship overnight within the continental U.S. and Canada, and fast delivery to Mexico and Europe from the nearest warehouse.

Local to Our Customers

We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide a very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada and Mexico and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services. Here are some of the service providers in energy efficiency studies we have worked with to serve our joint customers:

  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • Capgemini
  • Cognizant
  • Siemens
  • Schneider Electric
  • Johnson Controls
  • Wipro
  • Honeywell
  • ICF International
  • Tetra Tech
  • CLEAResult
  • Navigant Consulting (now part of Guidehouse)
  • Cognizant Mexico
  • Siemens Mexico
  • PwC Mexico
  • Deloitte Mexico
  • Kio Networks
  • Neoris (now part of Cognizant)
  • Grupo ASSA (now part of Globant)
  • Inova Solutions
  • ERM Mexico
  • ICF Mexico
  • EY Europe
  • KPMG Europe
  • Deloitte Europe
  • PwC Europe
  • BCG (Boston Consulting Group) Europe
  • Ramboll
  • Arup
  • DNV GL
  • ERM Europe
  • Energetics (part of Tetra Tech)

GAO Has Many Customers in Energy Efficiency Studies  

The anemometers from both GAO Tek Inc. and GAO RFID Inc. have been widely used in energy efficiency studies by many customers, including some leading companies. Here is more information on applications of GAO RFID Inc.’s Anemometers in Energy Efficiency Studies.

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Here are some of GAO’s customers in energy efficiency studies:

  • Eversource Energy
  • National Grid
  • Con Edison
  • Ameren
  • Xcel Energy
  • ComEd
  • DTE Energy
  • Southern Company
  • Duke Energy
  • TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority)
  • PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
  • PNM Resources
  • Enbridge Gas
  • BC Hydro
  • Siemens Energy
  • Veolia
  • Schneider Electric

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