Second Wind Earns Third Year Ranking on the 2009 Inc. 5000


For the third consecutive year, Second Wind has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. “Second Wind is dedicated to making wind energy profitable through the use of innovative technology,” COO Larry Letteney says. “Our third year on this prestigious list speaks to the hard work of our dedicated employees and the continued growth of the renewable energy sector.”

Letteney credited the growing acceptance of Second Wind’s newest product, the Triton sonic wind profiler, as adding significantly to the company’s overall growth. The Triton is designed to give wind farm developers more accurate information about siting wind farms and turbines, thus streamlining wind farm development and increasing financial certainty. The Triton assesses wind speed and direction by sending sound pulses into the sky and measuring the returning echoes. Triton sales are increasing each quarter, with over 80 units currently operating in the field including sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

“With this accomplishment, Second Wind, Inc., joins the rarified company of enterprises that have appeared on the list multiple times,” says Inc. 5000 Editor Jane Berentson. “Since debuting in 1991, the list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of entrepreneurial companies.”

Founded in 1980, Second Wind advances the use of wind data to make wind energy more profitable for owners, painless for operators, and practical for consumers. More information is available at