Wind


A Windfall of New Sponsors Fueling Industry Growth
Project sponsors in the wind industry are becoming numerous and increasingly diverse. Over the past two years, the industry’s brass has expanded beyond its handful of usual sponsors to include traditional independent power producers, utilities, and....
Keys to Quality Coating Repairs
Let’s face it, coatings on steel towers at the site aren’t usually considered a maintenance issue until the corrosion begins to show up and becomes an eyesore. No one wants to see rust streaks down their towers, least of all the landowners.  ....
What’s Under Your Hub? - Increasing or reducing expenses
Engineers always want to look into how something works, understand it, and tinker with it. Human nature, however, tends to lull us into complacency when we feel we’ve solved a problem. When something works, we tend not to revisit the issue. But inn....
Managing Blade Icing - New research and tools for anticipating icing events
As global wind capacity increases, companies are often finding the most favorable project locations – the so-called “low hanging fruit” – have already been developed. For this reason, many developers have turned to more challenging sites in e....
Turbine Technology Assessment - Managing risks during development and construction 
Turbine technology and its impact on long term operations and maintenance (O&M) cost has often been overlooked during the pre-commissioning stage of a wind farm’s life cycle. In the past, certain turbine technologies have had serial issues that....
Lowering the Levelized Cost of Energy for Wind Farm Facilities
Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) can be defined as the total cost of installing and operating a wind project expressed in dollars per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated. These costs include installation, financing, taxes, operations and maintenanc....
Wind Power Siting and Communities - How to avoid a Standing Rock situation
Whether land-based or offshore, siting wind farms is a tricky process. Companies have to deal with complex permitting requirements, technical feasibility considerations, wildlife and environmental impacts, local politics, and landowner and community ....
Managing Project Risk in Emerging Markets
Due to a variety of economic drivers, lack of deal flow, and declining returns, many renewable energy investors are being compelled to transition from mature markets like North America and Europe, to emerging market investments. This trend is well il....
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....
The FerroCheck portable magnetometer from Spectro Scientific provides fast and simple measurements of ferrous wear particles in lubricants, ....
The SKYLOTEC Ignite Series of harnesses feature high-quality padding, which is adapted to fit the human anatomy and ensures optimum weight d....
Siemens manufactures three onshore turbine models for optimum performance at low wind, medium wind, and noise sensitive sites. Due to a modu....
The Fleet Monitor 2.2 by Romax InSight provides analysis tools for SCADA data, tracking inspection and maintenance reports, trending results....
The DJI Zenmuse Z30 aerial zoom camera works right out of the box, offering up to a 30x optical zoom and an additional digital zoom up to 6x....
DEX’s End-Of-Life Support (EOLS) Solution extends the life of components while reducing overall costs. The EOLS Solution offers OEM qual....
This newly designed torque limiter from Bonfiglioli limits the peak torque and shuts down the gearbox if the peak torque is reached. The tor....
The new yaw and pitch drive from Bonfiglioli has the load cell integrated into the gearbox. It is possible to monitor individual performance....
Posital offers a wide selection of accessories that simplify sensor installation and help ensure long and reliable service lives for both fo....
The Moog EPA3 slip ring is well suited for both large and small wind turbines. Its high reliability and modular design can be scaled and opt....
Designed for loads up to 40,000lbs. that require off-road mobility, the Mattrack 400M1A1 track conversion system features a 20" wide front t....
The SAE-300 MP model engine-driven welder, by Lincoln Electric, features a factory-installed wireless remote control which allows the operat....
Ingecon Wind Fix2var Speed, by Ingeteam, is an autonomous power conversion system that increases the Annual Energy Production (AEP), lifetim....
The ArcLite Air by Hi-Line Utility Supply and Nasco, has a versatile design that lets the wearer layer up underneath to keep warm in the win....