Wind


Renewables Turn to Innovation amid Growing Uncertainty in 2018
The renewable energy sector can count on one thing in 2018: uncertainty. The wake from last year’s proposed changes in policy and taxes by regulators and Congress will continue to ripple across the industry—one that is already undergoing signific....
Monitoring Wind in Cold Climates
Wind farm operators in Canada and the northern United States are faced with challenges not experienced by their southern neighbors. Ice buildup causes a variety of challenges, and in cold weather climates where icing is a frequent occurrence for 6 mo....
Bringing Blade Repair to New Markets
As interest in renewable energy grows worldwide, new wind farms are being brought online across emerging markets in Africa, Asia, and South America. But the complex nature of wind turbine technology requires a specialized supply chain at all stages o....
The Cold Realities of Wind Development in Harsh Climates
Imagine that your team of wind technicians departed this morning to spend a few days addressing a series of met tower issues at a greenfield site in North Dakota. It’s January, and when they arrive they will face eight-foot snow drifts, and minus 3....
Innovative Renewable Power for Resource Projects in Northern Canada
The Raglan mine in northern Quebec, near the Arctic Circle, relies on a wind powered electrical system which was specifically constructed to provide energy for this nickel mining project. The mine’s energy costs are substantially reduced because wi....
Extending the Life of Wind Turbine Components
Specialized PVD coatings and nitriding significantly increase the durability and lifespan of wind turbine components like roller bearings and planetary gears under metal-on-metal, high load conditions With the increasing demand for carbon-free ren....
Providing for Wind or Solar Power Plant BES Safety and Reliability
As an engineer, you’re used to figuring things out. If you’re an engineer in the wind power industry, you‘re also used to dealing with the numerous, and sometimes onerous, regulatory changes thrown at you every few months. 2018 brings some chal....
NERC GADS Reporting to Include Wind Power
Considering the recent reports that wind power capacity recently surpassed hydroelectric capacity in the U.S. for the first time (AWEA, 2017), it only makes sense that U.S. regulators would like to capture performance data as part of the Generating A....
Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread milling tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The pro....
Enerpac has released its new CUSP-Series and CULP-Series high-tonnage ultra-flat cylinders designed for harsh conditions which require low c....
POSITAL’s Wiegand assemblies offer a compact and efficient way of harvesting power for electronic circuits in electromechanical devices, e....
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision ....
The Ignite Proton Wind from the Ignite Series of harnesses, which is certified according to ANSI Z359.11.2014, sets new standards with its m....
Cleco Production Tools, has launched NeoTek, a new line of corded electric assembly tools engineered to deliver one million cycles maintenan....
Phoenix Contact’s new LED tower lighting system for wind turbines makes lighting installation nearly maintenance-free. The complete soluti....
Hi-Line Utility Supply is excited to introduce the NEW Hi-Grip Xtreme Glove Protectors.  The Hi-Grip Xtreme features a full, silicone-g....
With increasing demand for heavier lifts in harsher environments, Enerpac offers  a new range of high tonnage cylinders (HTC). The Summ....
New CoroMill Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite material....
Seeq Corporation announces the availability of a Seeq connection module for Inductive Automation’s Ignition SCADA system. The new Seeq int....
Dellner Brakes’ new SKP 180 weighs in at just 315kg and delivers braking force from 141kN up to 226kN through two brake housings, each con....
Remech’s miniature portable PA-XS Sodar measures wind speed and wind direction up to an altitude which is well above the largest wind mill....
Built by Xtreme Manufacturing in the USA, Xtreme Cubes are portable, fully customizable structures which can be used for a wide range of tem....
SKYLOTEC has introduced small, lightweight rescue devices with a centrifugal brake, which can be worn on the body along with Personal Protec....