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Top Treating Oils wi...
Recently, there has been talk about the potential benefits of top treating wind turbine gearbox oil ....
It’s Not Easy Bein...
The offshore wind industry in the United States is still relatively new. Many obvious challenges fac....
Exports and Leasing
Distributed wind installations in the United States are closing in on the 1 gigawatt capacity thresh....
The Circular Economy...
How “clean” are the processes used to create clean energy? Ironically, not very. By-products ....
Solving Thermal Mana...
Aluminum is quickly becoming a material of choice in the search for solutions to reduce weight in pa....

CURRENT ISSUE


Torque Data
Torque is an important variable to the designers and manufacturers of wind turbine technology. Torque data is especially critical in the evaluation of wind turbine components such as bearings, gears, and braking systems. By providing the true mechani....
Top Treating Oils with Additives 
Recently, there has been talk about the potential benefits of top treating wind turbine gearbox oil with additives to mitigate lubricant degradation and extend oil life. But relying on additive top treating as part of a primary lubrication strategy i....
Evolving Wind Power with Actionable Blade Intelligence
Is that bug splatter or impact damage? Is that a crack or just some dirt? Is that lightning protector damaged? What repairs does that blade need and what would the ROI be on those repairs? And how can you tell without the significant expense and putt....
The latest innovation from Tractel is the Rescue Harness. The Rescue Harness combines safety, versatility, and comfort. The special Y-shape ....
Jennings JEV250, JEV400 and JEVB500 Series DC contactors, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), are designed to provide extended mechanical....
After extensive development Romax InSight are launching Field Pro, a mobile/web application for windfarm inspection and service to bring the....
Moventas has now launched a suite of services for Vestas V42, V44, and V47 as well as Gamesa G42, G44, and G47 fleets. The Extra Life for kW....

Solar Ownership Comes Full Circle
As solar energy freely moves towards large-scale adoption, the path of how to finance solar energy systems has come full circle. At its onset, solar’s emergence promised a new way for home and business owners to participate in clean energy producti....
PV Plant Safeguarding
The global photovoltaic (PV) industry has seen rapid development in recent years, and investments in PV plants are booming. Safety directly affects the return on investment (ROI), and as PV plants expand, PV plant owners face challenges to improve pl....
Adhesives 
To anyone not living and breathing adhesives day-in and day-out, the idea that glue is changing the world may sound like hyperbole. But one need only look at the solar industry to understand this idea isn’t too farfetched.. The impressive growth in....
Yaskawa - Solectria Solar announced premium features and options have been added to its DISCOM and ARCCOM string combiner lines. The combine....
Washpanel designs and manufactures semi-automatic and automatic robots for the washing and cleaning of PV panels. These portable solutions f....
TF2 is the next generation fixed-tilt ground mount racking solution manufactured by TerraSmart. Based on over six years and 2GW of installed....
A generation change has taken place within the coolcept3 inverter range at Steca. The company will replace two inverters with a significantl....

Energy Storage

Sonoma Microgrid Proves Ideal Fit for Long-Duration, All-Iron Flow Battery 
The owner of Stone Edge Farm (SEF), a premier boutique winery in Sonoma, California, wanted to develop a microgrid with assets that could not only bring its carbon footprint down to zero, but go beyond that to become a net generator of zero-footprint....
Storage Solutions in Residential PV Systems
Distributed PV offers many potential benefits, from producing clean energy and giving homeowners energy independence, to offering the utility multiple energy sources. However, there is an inherent problem with solar energy because solar energy produc....
Energy Storage 
Why do we need energy storage?  It is a question many of us may not have considered until recently. The brief answer is the world needs more energy, and we need that energy to be clean. The world is changing rapidly and if the energy landscape d....
A new cold storage solution is gaining momentum. The refrigeration is supplied by a recently commissioned biomass powered Thermochiller. Thi....
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of ENYCAP electrical double-layer energy storage capacitors for energy harvesting, powe....
Trojan Battery’s J200-RE is the newest addition to their Premium line of flooded, deep-cycle batteries, with Smart Carbon for Partial Stat....
In order to meet the rapidly growing demand for storing solar energy, sonnen announces the launch of the sonnenBatterie eco compact. The str....

Geothermal

Tapping into Mine Water Geothermal
Mine water is often considered not only a waste, but also a serious danger to human and environmental health. With millions of miles of abandoned tunnels in the United States filled with potentially acidic and heavy metal enriched water, the task ....
Organic Rankine Cycle Systems - the latest innovative approach to geothermal energy
With the worldwide hunt for new sources of green energy, it becomes practical to create electrical energy from geothermal sources at much lower temperatures than previously envisaged. Today, Independent power producers (IPP’s) in the USA, Tu....
The Heat is On
Geothermal heat pump industry seeks recognition   With “geoexchange” piping firmly planted in the earth, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) efficiently use circulating water to transfer energy to and from the ground near buildin....
Victaulic has launched its Refuse-to-Fuse system for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. Featuring a range of couplings and fittings, the....
A new cold storage solution is gaining momentum. The refrigeration is supplied by a recently commissioned biomass powered Thermochiller. Thi....
WaterFurnace International, Inc., introduces HydroLogic, a turnkey solution for radiant heating that integrates seamlessly into a WaterFu....
WaterFurnace International, Inc., introduces a waterside economizer option to its commercial product line. Available on 2-6 ton horizonta....
WaterFurnace International, Inc.’s 5 Series 504W11 hydronic geothermal heat pump features WaterFurnace’s patent-pending OptiH....

Reduce, Renew, and Recycle
The Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 (PBREF No. 2) began commercial operation in the summer of 2015. Located in West Palm Beach, FL., it is the first municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) facility built in the United States in more than 20 years.....
Energy-from-Waste Plant in Winterthur, Switzerland a Model for Organic Waste Management and Biomethane Production
In 2011, the City of Winterthur, Switzerland launched a 2050 energy policy which included a long-term reduction in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 2.2 tons of CO2 per person per year, and corresponding measures to promote sustainable energy te....
UN Mandate and New Biojet Fuel Options 
A period of significant progress in improved sustainability for the airline industry is on the horizon.  Worldwide, the airline industry contributes about 2 percent of the planet’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But air travel is exp....
Hurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a complete line of gas, oil, coal, and hybrid biomass fuel fired steam and hot water boile....
Vulcan Systems specializes in customized thermal solutions for material processing and handling. Their biomass torrefaction systems are a....
Metalfab, Inc. has announced availability of their new Spin Loader. Available in two carbon steel models, the Spin Loader allows utilizat....
Fluid Components International’s (FCI) ST75 Series Air/Gas Flow Meter operates in rugged, hot, biomass gasification plant environme....