Wind


When Lightning Strikes
Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, alternative sources. Technological advancements in renewable industries like wind, solar, and tidal, have enabled us to make these potential solutions a rea....
Wind Turbine Interior Lighting: Welcome to the 21st Century
It has long been recognized that safe and efficient maintenance is an important component of effective wind turbine asset management. Interior wind turbine lighting for inspection and maintenance purposes plays an important supporting role in these e....
Permitting Barriers to Technology Testing and Adoption
The DOE Wind Vision report has identified wildlife concerns, such as bat and eagle fatalities, as a barrier to the expansion of wind energy.  Tools such as wildlife detection, and deterrent technology, are becoming essential to minimize these fa....
Managing Supply Chain Costs through Digitalization & Forward Planning
Wind turbines are designed to operate for 20 years. However, wind operators experience gearbox failure rates of up to 50 percent across the lifetime of their fleet. As a result, the industry spends billions of dollars annually in supply chain costs. ....
Emerging Markets: Advise to New Investors
Renewable energy – and wind energy in particular – is increasingly becoming a global industry. More and more investors and developers are looking beyond the traditional European and U.S. markets, towards the emerging markets of Asia, Latin Americ....
Small Slip Rings are a Big Deal
When most people think of wind turbines, bigger components like motors and blades immediately come to mind. Smaller components, on the other hand, are often overlooked. However, it’s those small components that can make or break a system. A perf....
U.S. Desert Plan (DRECP) Hurts Building Renewable Energy Projects in California
While California has a lot to offer any wind energy developer, pending legislation may soon change that dramatically. DRECP was designed to help protect the state’s environment but may actually set its progress back considerably. What Is the ....
DOE’s Competitiveness Improvement Projects are Delivering Substantial Cost Reductions in the U.S. Distributed Wind Industry
Cost reductions, more reliable technology, and consumer friendly business models are making distributed generation (DG) more accessible to customers interested in producing their own electricity. However, since 2010, the U.S. market for distributed w....
Cleco Production Tools, has launched NeoTek, a new line of corded electric assembly tools engineered to deliver one million cycles maintenan....
Phoenix Contact’s new LED tower lighting system for wind turbines makes lighting installation nearly maintenance-free. The complete soluti....
Hi-Line Utility Supply is excited to introduce the NEW Hi-Grip Xtreme Glove Protectors.  The Hi-Grip Xtreme features a full, silicone-g....
With increasing demand for heavier lifts in harsher environments, Enerpac offers  a new range of high tonnage cylinders (HTC). The Summ....
New CoroMill Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite material....
Seeq Corporation announces the availability of a Seeq connection module for Inductive Automation’s Ignition SCADA system. The new Seeq int....
Dellner Brakes’ new SKP 180 weighs in at just 315kg and delivers braking force from 141kN up to 226kN through two brake housings, each con....
Remech’s miniature portable PA-XS Sodar measures wind speed and wind direction up to an altitude which is well above the largest wind mill....
Built by Xtreme Manufacturing in the USA, Xtreme Cubes are portable, fully customizable structures which can be used for a wide range of tem....
SKYLOTEC has introduced small, lightweight rescue devices with a centrifugal brake, which can be worn on the body along with Personal Protec....
HYTORC has unveiled the company’s latest addition to the LION Gun series – the LION-.7. The LION Gun is a lithium ion battery-powered to....
Terracon has taken on the role as engineer of record for the Patrick & Henderson (P&H) tensionless pier foundation. This founda....
Hi-Line Utility Supply and Milwaukee tools are excited to share the M18 Utility Bucket Light. With 2500 Lumens and a 500-yard beam distance,....
Special metal-graphite grade specifically designed for low absolute humidity conditions: low temperatures and/or low relative humidity. Suit....
Brush springs are one of the most neglected critical components of the generator. Springs are often replaced only when there is obvious dama....