Search company, investor...

Sequoia Energy

sequoia-energy.com

Stage

Other Investors | Alive

About Sequoia Energy

Sequoia Energy is a Canadian developer of renewable energy projects in central and western Canada. The company also retains and monitors project sites in selected markets in the U.S.

Headquarters Location

3-16 Mazenod Road

Manitoba, R2J 4H2,

Canada

Missing: Sequoia Energy's Product Demo & Case Studies

Promote your product offering to tech buyers.

Reach 1000s of buyers who use CB Insights to identify vendors, demo products, and make purchasing decisions.

Missing: Sequoia Energy's Product & Differentiators

Don’t let your products get skipped. Buyers use our vendor rankings to shortlist companies and drive requests for proposals (RFPs).

Latest Sequoia Energy News

Vaisala's Triton Cuts Wind Measurement Costs in Canada's Cold Climate

Oct 3, 2017

Sequoia Energy Inc. adopts remote sensing device to speed up development and improve financing terms across its Canadian portfolio                         October 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EEST Canadian renewable energy developer Sequoia Energy Inc. has successfully used Vaisala's Triton Wind Profiler remote sensing unit to secure financing and cut wind measurement costs in central Canada, where sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice regularly disrupt measurement campaigns. The device, deployed in tandem with a shorter, 60m meteorological (met) tower, has enabled Sequoia to identify sites for further project development and reduce vertical wind shear extrapolation uncertainty without installing costly hub-height met towers. As the North American wind market continues to mature, project developers are increasingly looking to access more complex and remote locations to take advantage of untapped wind resources. However, these regions' climates - as well as the increasing height of wind turbines - often raise a number of challenges for wind measurement requiring innovative and efficient means of resource assessment. "You can only put met towers in certain places determined by consultants, landowners and of course the project terrain. Using the Triton in combination with a shorter met tower gives us better representation of hub-height wind speeds, while avoiding the cost of putting up a hub-height met mast at 100 or 120 meters," said Dan Cox, Manager of Business Development at Sequoia. "The cost of such a tower is significantly higher than the cost of a Triton and can be difficult to maintain even in the best conditions, let alone the challenging environments of a cold climate measurement campaign. Using the Trition in this way allows us to quickly gather hub-height measurements and lower the uncertainty of our long-term energy predictions, which improves our chances of securing financing and at favorable terms." Overcoming obstacles and improving financing terms Cold climates such as those in central Canada have the potential to wreak havoc on measurement campaigns. Tall met towers can collapse from ice buildup, mechanical sensors can freeze and many remote sensing systems that are not engineered with power consumption in mind require constant maintenance and refueling. While installing smaller met towers can reduce costs, it is then often necessary to extrapolate wind flow conditions at taller wind turbine hub heights, introducing uncertainty into the data. However, by pairing a Triton with a 60 meter met tower, Sequoia has been able to lower the uncertainty of this vertical shear extrapolation, with positive results at the project financing stage. In addition, the Triton's easy mobility allows Sequoia to deploy and redeploy its fleet of Triton units at a number of locations. Along with the system's low power consumption and proven robustness in cold conditions, Vaisala's SkyServe package, which provides secure online access to data and technical support in the field, helps the company further control its measurement campaign budgets. To learn more about Sequoia's use of the Triton Wind Profiler, please download our case study here . Growing adoption in cold climate wind markets worldwide Vaisala is an expert in wind measurement, project asessment, and energy forecasting. Its extensive Remote Sensing Revolution report, due to be published later this month, will outline how the use of remote sensing technology by developers, investors, operators and consultants has evolved within the wind industry. The report will also illustrate further examples of how remote sensing is being used in cold climates worldwide. For example, supporting developers in the northern reaches of Finland. More details available in a new video titled, Bringing Wind to the Coldest Places on Earth . "In particularly challenging conditions, such as the arctic winters of central Canada and Scandinavia, the Triton offers an efficient and cost-effective means of collecting hub-height wind measurements," said Pascal Storck, Director of Renewable Energy at Vaisala. "Robust enough to withstand the ice and snow and continue collecting accurate wind data, the device itself can easily be moved from site to site - reducing the need to install expensive hub-height met masts. Its robustness also means it is increasingly being used in cold climates worldwide, and our Remote Sensing Revolution report will highlight this growing trend." If you would like to pre-register to receive a copy of the Vaisala's Remote Sensing Revolution report upon release, please click here . For more information on the range of services offered by Vaisala to the renewable energy sector, please visit www.vaisala.com/energy . For further information, please contact: Francesca Davidson - Energy Communications Expert, Vaisala Tel +1 206 708 8544 francesca.davidson[at]vaisala.com Vaisala Energy Weather provides the fuel for renewable energy projects and is one of the largest variables impacting production. Vaisala uses more than 80 years of weather expertise to help the global renewable energy industry develop and operate wind and solar projects better, faster and more efficiently. Our measurement, assessment, forecasting and asset management products and services leverage proven science and advanced technology to mitigate the impact of weather risks on energy generation and support profitable decision-making across the entire project lifecyle, from greenfield prospecting and due diligence through operational forecasting and plant optimization. www.vaisala.com/energy twitter.com/VaisalaEnergy linkedin.com/company/vaisala-energy About Vaisala Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 80 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange. www.vaisala.com www.twitter.com/VaisalaGroup Related Articles

Sequoia Energy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is Sequoia Energy's latest funding round?

    Sequoia Energy's latest funding round is Other Investors.

  • Who are the investors of Sequoia Energy?

    Investors of Sequoia Energy include Bregal Energy.

  • Who are Sequoia Energy's competitors?

    Competitors of Sequoia Energy include Orbital Marine Power, Terra-Gen, Rentricity, ProteoGenesis, Microbial Fuel Cell Technologies and 10 more.

Compare Sequoia Energy to Competitors

W
Windsave

Windsave Ltd., established in 2002, is a dynamic Scottish company within the Renewable Energy sector. The company are focused on developing micro generation solutions for domestic and commercial properties. The Windsave System is a small wind turbine generator system, which uses low wind speeds to create electricity. nnThe Windsave System uses the company's technology, which generates electricity supplementary to the national grid supply, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources; benefiting the environment, and helping to lower domestic electricity bills and CO2 emissions. nnMany people have the desire to protect the environment; the company's challenge from the beginning has been to turn that desire into action. The company's aim is to enable householders, commercial enterprises and local authorities to move from being mere consumers of energy to becoming important contributors to overall energy requirements. nnThe company's technology has been fully and independently tested by the National Engineering Laboratory and is fully accredited by the DTI under the Low Carbon Building Programme (formerly known as The Clear Skies Programme). It is BS and CE approved.

H
HC Energy

HC Energy focuses on renewable energy. It offers services for site development, project management, feasibility studies, fatal flaw analysis and turn-key project development.

T
Terra-Gen

Terra-Gen is a renewable energy company focused on geothermal, wind, and solar generation. The company primarily sells the output of the renewable energy projects to load-serving entities under long-term power purchase agreements. It expands operations in renewable generation through a combination of acquisitions of operating projects, development of new projects, and partnering on mid and late-stage development opportunities. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

P
Peregrine Power

Peregrine Power is a company that received a SBIR Phase I grant for a project entitled: Universal Utility/Customer Interface. Their research project will lead to an electrical panel with modules that provide interfaces between the electrical grid and the residential customer's on-site loads and other energy systems. Through the use of interactive solid state meters, the utility will be able to intelligently regulate loads and dispatch on-site energy systems. The on-site energy systems include, but are not limited to, controlled loads (e.g., water heating), pluggable EVs, generation systems (e.g., PV panels), and energy storage (e.g., spent EV batteries). The panel and modules represent the most integrated and economic system attempted so far to enable more intelligent energy management and will encourage renewable energy and conservation. In addition, new grid stabilization opportunities will be created for the utility. The proposed approach will use advanced power electronics, along with state-of-the-art communications techniques. The broader impacts of this research are (1) to enable utilities and over 50,000,000 residential customers to implement safe, convenient and economic energy management techniques, (2) to encourage renewable energy, and (3) to provide distributed generation and storage systems that assist the utility in stabilizing the grid. This would lead to more reliable and less costly energy for the customer, along with reduced greenhouse gas.

Orbital Marine Power Logo
Orbital Marine Power

Orbital Marine Power develops floating tidal stream turbines. The company's Scotrenewables Tidal Turbine is a floating tidal technology designed to minimize installation and operational costs. It was formerly known as Scotrenewables Tidal Power. The firm was founded in 2002 and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

E
Electrochemical Systems

Electrochemical Systems, Inc. is a Knoxville, TN based company that has received a grant(s) from the Department of Energy's SBIR/STTR program. The abstract(s) for these grant award(s) are provided as well since they provide insights into Electrochemical Systems, Inc.'s business and areas of expertise. This project will develop high energy battery. This battery will store energy from various sources of energy including renewable sources of energy more economically and reliably than presently available systems.

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.