Wind


Practical Solutions for In Service Pitch Bearing Issues
Multiple wind turbine failure databases reveal that pitch bearings are one of the subassemblies with the highest failure rates, and largest contributors to overall downtime.  The average life of a pitch bearing varies by manufacturer, turbine, a....
Using Wind Energy Efficiently: Hybrid Tower for Greater Yield
With every additional meter of hub height added to a wind turbine, the annual energy yield increases by 0.5 to 1 percent. Reduced wind turbulence resulting in significantly better wind yield speaks in favor of hub heights over 130 meters, especially ....
Significant Growth on the Horizon for US Offshore Wind
After a slow start, development of the US’s significant offshore wind resources is now truly up and running, with twelve projects in advanced stages of development nationwide. Indeed, with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimating its off....
How Well Do You Really Know Your Safety?
When it comes to safety, are you on the cusp of epic greatness, or on a one-way electrical highway to disaster? We challenge you to take the following quiz to determine your safety knowledge.   You remove your rubber gloves from a se....
Keeping Pandora’s Box Closed
Successfully Executing a Change in Operations and Maintenance Service Strategy Renewable energy asset owners are frustrated with the perceived lack of control, flexibility, and transparency they receive from an original equipment manufacturer (OE....
Widening the Scope of Due Diligence
Renewable energy markets around the world are in flux; costs are being driven down, and as a result governments and consumers expect to see significant reductions in the financial support given to renewable energy projects. The increasing use of auct....
A Forecast Tailored to Your Needs
A data story It may seem obvious, but when it comes to forecasting the wind, you need to know a wind farm’s production for a given horizon. A multitude of input data is required; the first is weather. This data may arrive in different forms, wit....
Rubber Goods:  All Eyes on Safety with Daily Visual Inspections
“Being safe is not a matter of good luck.  It is deliberate attention to what we do and how we do it which includes the highest integrity of our rubber goods, the testing services and individual ownership of their visual inspection of their ru....
Svendborg Brakes has released its yaw brake lifting and installation tool, which aims to improve safety and reduce the time taken to maintai....
Hi-Line Utility Supply and Klein Tools present the Parallel Jaw Grip; made in the USA and designed for use on HDPE- Coated Cable, or commonl....
Talbert Manufacturing introduces its 55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer, featuring a deck length of 54' when open. Operators can retract the trail....
Enerpac’s SHAS-Series Autonomous SyncHoist allows the safe and accurate positioning of heavy and unbalanced loads. Deployed below-the-hook....
DuPont introduced Nomex in woven and nonwoven forms in 1967. Nomex grew out of fundamental research and development (R&D) work conducted....
The miniature portable PA-XS Sodar measures wind speed and wind direction up to an altitude which is well above the largest wind mills. It w....
K2 Management has launched a free asset management assessment tool to help developers, owners, investors, and utilities to get the most from....
The 3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System makes it easy to measure every employee’s unique level of protection in hearing protection fit ....
The 3M DBI-SALA Self-Rescue Device is a flexible device that attaches to current safety harnesses, allowing workers to lower themselves to s....
Mobil SHC Grease 102 WT, by ExxonMobil, is new synthetic wind turbine grease for extreme low temperatures. It protects wind turbine bearings....
Eocycle’s direct drive EO20 and EO25 wind turbines are equipped with a patented permanent magnet generator, fixed-pitch blades, and a flex....
3M DBI-SALA ExoFIT STRATA Full-Body Harness a comfortable, light wearing safety harness. The 3M LIFTech load distribution system and ExoFit ....
3M Wind Protection Tape 2.0 is designed to resist erosion from rain, sand, and punctures, even at prolonged exposure to UV rays. Additiona....
Take advantage of maintenance-free interior illumination of wind towers and nacelles with wind turbine LED lighting from Phoenix Contact. Sp....
GE Renewable Energy added two new wind turbine models to its platform of 3MW wind turbines. The 3.6-137 and 3.8-130 models are compatible wi....