Surveys for Boat Usage and Boating Safety

From 2001 to 2009 TEC has monitored boat usage on Minnesota lakes for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  In 2008 TEC surveyed boaters about PFD (personal floatation device) usage. We also collected water temperature, surface conditions, and weather information, automatically using volunteers and a website.

Mare Island PV Solar Project

TEC installed solar panels at th Veterans Affairs Out-Patient Clinic (VAOC) in Mare Island, CA.  TEC worked with the General Contractor as an SDVOSB subcontractor to install a 109KW photo-voltaic solar system on the VAOC rooftop.  2011-2013.  Below you see the panels on the roof and the Satcon weather station that were installed.

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Solar Powered Temperature Sensors


Starting in 2005 TEC has developed solar powered pavement temperature sensors for Cargill. The sun provides the power to collect data, assemble messages and trasmit the data via wireless networks.

Thompson Engineering

Thompson Engineering Company (TEC) is a proven consulting and engineering company. We are pioneers in GPS/AVL technologies, an innovator in energy efficiency, and a leader in sustainability issues and applications.  TEC uses the latest technology, thinking, and engineering to create efficient solutions to complex technical problems and to improve management and leadership practices for government, education, and business.

The solar panels installed by TEC at the Mohave National Park in California.