Wind


No Fear - Trusting remote sensors in wind farm prospecting
Our industry is pretty risk-averse. Some of us like to take things very slowly when it comes to embracing change in the wind farm development sector. For others, it’s all about change and innovation. Bigger and more efficient wind turbines added to....
Ready for Winter Ice?
After last winter, bringing up a topic such as ice accumulation to turbines may draw a few groans. If anything, it confirms just how significant the impact of extreme cold and icing can be on wind turbine performance and production. Of course, there ....
Tips for Choosing and Using Land Management and GIS Software
As the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar subside, clean energy companies face increased pressure to boost profitability from their assets. Knowing what you own and managing operations efficiently r....
New York’s Predevelopment Activities Advance Offshore Wind
In July 2019, Governor Cuomo announced the winners of New York’s first comprehensive offshore wind solicitation – the Empire Wind and Sunrise Wind projects – totaling nearly 1,700 megawatts. As the single largest renewable energy proc....
Wind Turbine Gear Oils Protect Against Wear
Wind turbine gearboxes face severe operating conditions. In comparison to similarly-sized industrial gearboxes, wind turbine gearboxes have higher power densities, more variable loading, and experience wider operating temperature ranges. These condit....
Buyer Beware: Do advanced analytics really deliver?
These days, you can’t avoid the hype touting all the ways advanced analytics (AA) optimizes the performance of solar and wind power assets. “Advanced analytics” is a broad term for a range of techniques and tools that takes data and uses it to ....
Best Practices in Early-Stage Wind Project Development and Construction
The global market for wind energy installations is projected to reach an annual total of $70 billion in the near future. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. wind industry added 7,588 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity last ye....
The Wind Industry Wakes Up to Artificial Intelligence
Whether it’s improving the accuracy of a medical diagnosis, boosting student outcomes, or advancing autonomous vehicle capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) has become embedded into many aspects of our lives. Now you can add wind energy to the....
The newly developed DoMega+ makes handling heavy-duty round slings easy. The round sling is made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene....
The new SpinTORQ 360 Continuous Rotation Torque Wrench from Snap-on Industrial is a continuously spinning, low profile torque wrench and is ....
Antaira Technologies has expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LMP-1600G and LMX-1600G ....
Emerson has expanded its Greenlee hand tool line to include new 9" High Leverage Pliers. These new plier offerings have a double-dipped grip....
Brüel & Kjær Vibro’s VC-8000 SETPOINT Machinery Protection System has received SIL-2 certification, allowing it to be specified and ....
POSITAL’s new magnetic encoders provide absolute position feedback. With absolute measurement systems, complete position measurements are ....
BURNDY announced the release of the PATRIOT PATCUT954HS Long Reach, Insulated, Hydraulic Cable Cutting tools. The PATCUT954HS Hot Stick Cabl....
LUTZE Inc. is expanding its industrial connector offering by adding a variety of straight and angled push-in M12 connectors to complement th....
Pure Safety Group (PSG) has introduced the Checkmate TR3 Tripod, used as Personal Protective Equipment to access workers and provide fall pr....
The CC-Series from Simplex consists of six models in three tool configurations ranging from the powerful handheld CCP model with integrated ....
Simplex’s HCC-Series Cable Cutters consists of ten models in three tool configurations designed to quickly, cleanly, and reliably cut cabl....
The Lufft I-Box and Opus20 combination makes it easy to set up E-mail alerts from a Datalogger to smart phones and other devices. The Lufft ....
2-in-1 impact sockets by Klein Tools allow hands-free adjustment to switch between two sizes within the same socket. These deep 1/2" drive s....
Emerson is now offering professionals four new models of Greenlee battery hydraulic crimpers and cutters: the In-Line Quad Point Indenter, t....
Enerpac’s HM-Series HydraMax for bolt tightening is engineered to achieve accurate bolt-load in single or multiple tensioner configur....