With over 20 years in the wind energy industry, we have vast experience in all aspects: development, construction, O&M, and we are landowners with 60 turbines on the family ranch. However our forte is wind resource assessment. We know how to erect all of the Tilt-Up Met towers that are being built today, and we were the first certified 80-meter installer in the US. We have installed or worked on over 1500 towers since our business began in 2000. As such KB Energy is the trusted source for companies who are developing new products. We can help provide the professional service and feedback needed on Beta sensor/tower testing.
Safety is also key at KB. We have an exceptional safety record, and we are approved to work with many major companies that are just getting started in the wind industry. Along with our new clients, KB has a broad base of steady clientele built up over the years. These relationships are what sets KB apart from the rest. We pride ourselves on a well-earned reputation for quality workmanship and personal service. We are continually improving our methods to ensure that we are on the cutting edge of wind resource assessment technology and able to meet the needs of our clients.
What We Do
Met towers are used to measure and collect wind data such as wind speed, direction, temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity and the vertical component of wind. This information is collected by a data logger at the base of the tower, where it is stamped in 10 minute intervals to a data card every hour. Met towers are used by wind developers both large and small, landowners who want to know their own resource, government agencies and companies wishing to expand into the wind energy industry. At KB Energy, we help with new construction of met towers, relocates, refits and decommissions of Tilt-Up Met towers up to 80 meters in height. Whether you have a 20-meter tower to measure wind for a small residential turbine or you have a multiple 80-meter tower job in a foreign country, KB is up to the task. We have installed towers in some of the most remote areas of the continent, in the most inhospitable of conditions.
- Ask about our tower leasing program: it works well with individuals or smaller companies without the large budget to fund a tower purchase. Why worry about buying a tower, maintenance, cellular costs when you can wrap it all into one and use it for the time that you need? Purchase is available on every tower.
- Ask about our data collection. We offer data compilation, as well as analysis (utilizing WindPro).
- SoDar lease program
- Solar resource assessment station setup
- Central/Latin America and Caribbean Tilt-Up Met tower services