Wind


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....
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....
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....
HYDAC’s new UTC cooler will replace an existing non-HYDAC cooler in a GE 1.X turbine without requiring any structural modifications. This ....
Infrastructure supporting freight movement is a critical component to moving cargo in and out of the Seaport in an efficient and effective m....
Wölfel Wind Systems’ SHM.Tower detects the tower vibrations with sensors and documents extreme loads and fatigue loads as well as the lif....
EdgeWind offers conformal vortex generator tape and lift enhancing tabs for wind turbine blades. These provide erosion protection with no ef....
Senvion’s 3.6M140 is a power upgrade of the 3.4M140 that is already available in North America. It is suitable for sites with medium wind ....
Southwire has launched a new multi-strand, high-quality aluminum cable with installation, cost, and safety advantages making it particularly....
The Snorkel TB86J is a heavy-duty telescopic boom lift that delivers a maximum working height of 92ft. (28.0m), and a 78ft. 3 in. (23.8m) ma....
Xtreme Manufacturing’s Xtreme XR2045 is a high capacity rough terrain telehandler, designed to handle the toughest environments and jobsit....
In wind energy, the Milan has established itself as a standard device for rescuing injured people or for the rapid evacuation of several peo....
3M DBI-SALA ExoFIT STRATA Full-Body Harness a comfortable, light wearing safety harness. The 3M LIFTech load distribution system a....