Wind


Using AI to Pinpoint the New “Normal” in Wind Turbine Performance
We expect machines to be more consistent than we humans, but the truth is, machine behavior can vary daily. Fortunately, or unfortunately, these variations are more likely to be due to external factors like temperature and wear, rather than which sid....
A New Dawn for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Large, horizontal axis wind turbines are becoming a ubiquitous aspect of the landscape – both onshore, as well as offshore. Designs and efficiencies continue to improve, and costs keep coming down. As the wind market matures, more and more players ....
Emergency Pitch Control: How ultracapacitors improve efficiency and reduce O&M costs
Wind farm operators make every effort to maximize turbine production, but they often face maintenance issues that disrupt operations. Battery-based emergency pitch control systems can be a leading contributor to turbine downtime and maintenance cost.....
Using Infrared Drone Technology to Test Wind Turbines
Drones - equipped with high-resolution digital and infrared cameras, and connected to GPS satellites by real-time kinometric (RTK) positioning - are revolutionizing how wind farms are inspected and maintained.  Today, a drone can inspect mult....
Making the Latest Advancements in Weather Work for You
As a budding junior meteorologist in the mid-1970s, I used to wonder how cool it would be if I could pull up a radar at home and see what the storm was doing. Instead, every night I had to settle for watching my favorite television meteorologist use ....
Fanning the Flames… What do we really know about wind turbine fires?
The answer is pretty clear when it comes to fires that make the headlines; impressive videos of fires burning out of control, toxic black smoke filling the sky, burning turbine blades, and other parts shooting through the sky are well documented worl....
Data Engineering for Wind Power Optimization: The promise and challenges
Artificial Intelligence. Deep Learning. Neural Networks. Machine Learning. Blockchain. Big data. We are surrounded by these technology buzz words and their promise of software panaceas. The unspoken assumption is to collect a lot of data, apply these....
When the Sky is Falling: The hazard of dropping objects in offshore wind
The U.S. offshore wind industry is spreading its wings.  Established businesses, predicting higher revenues for 2019, are taking advantage of the opportunities for offshore to scale up. Offshore wind continues to be a vital and thriving indus....
Predict, Greenbyte Energy Cloud’s new feature uses statistical models, artificial neural networks, and machine learning to identify wind t....
One CMCE120 Lightning Suppressor, using the same grounding installation guidelines as outlined in NFPA 780, creates a 393ft spherical radius....
With its Hybrid Tower 2.0, Max Bögl Wind AG is introducing a concept for new generations of high-performance turbines. The optimized tower ....
BarberWind Turbines’ 800kW wind turbine has been specially designed to serve the distributed generation market and is especially interesti....
Spottitt Ltd. has launched a cloud-based workspace that puts satellite imagery sources and advanced analysis capabilities at the fingertips ....
The STMicroelectronics ST8500 is a powerline-communication (PLC) solution which features a G3-PLC CENELEC B certified protocol stack for ind....
Clir Renewables has released a new software feature which detects icing on turbine blades and measures its impact on performance. Clir ....
ABB’s electrical installation tool, SmartTool+, is a die-less crimper that can scan lug characteristics, automatically configure itself to....
Damen Shipyards Group’s new design, The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) contains numerous d....
Enerpac announces the availability of its LG-Series Lock-Grip Pullers for a simple, safe, and cost-effective way to remove shaft-mounted par....
Antaira Technologies announces the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the ARS/X/Y-7234-AC....
Enerpac’s new SL100 and SL200 Hydraulic Gantries offer customers a high capacity gantry on a narrow two-foot track gage. Enerpac’s Super....
With its strong chinstrap, the VERTEX VENT helmet sets the standard in head protection for workers at height. It has ventilation holes with ....
The NEWTON EASYFIT is a durable and lightweight fall arrest harness. It is easy to put on while standing due to its integrated vest that kee....
The ABSORBICA-Y TIE-BACK is a double lanyard with integrated intermediate tie-back rings and a compact energy absorber. It is designed for c....