Critical Software Technologies has claimed that the current political, consumer and media focus on the noise and visual impact of wind farms should not detract from key performance and safety issues.

The company has recently announced the launch of a new project with WindBuster to validate and test its vertical axis wind turbine generator system. The 5kW WindBuster turbine has a patent pending five blade configuration, designed by fluid dynamic engineers to maximize efficiency.

The WindBuster is built in the UK using off the shelf electrical components in order to keep maintenance as cost effective as possible. Critical Software is performing work on the design, validation and testing of a new control system to ensure continuously reliable and safe power production.

Alexander Hill, energy business development manager at Critical Software commented, “We are delighted to be working with WindBuster to help ensure that its innovative new product can be relied upon to perform safely and efficiently for those who operate it. Our expertise in mission critical systems will help WindBuster achieve high availability figures.”

Nick Sassow, COO at WindBuster commented, “Critical Software’s expertise is instrumental in the launch of WindBuster VAWT (Vertical Axis Wind Turbines) into the EU market, with ‘critical’ software integration work. We are really pleased to be working together on this exciting project.”