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ing a Component Supplier You Can Trust

It’s time to call your supplier. Who else can you depend on when you’ve lost that high from knowing that all your turbines are up and functioning?  If a component is to blame, you need to know who you can depend on to get you what you...

Automatically Lubricating Bearings in Wind Turbines

Whether grease or oil, lubricant in wind turbines works to prevent wear and damage between a bearing’s rolling and sliding contact surfaces. It reduces friction and heat generation, helps protect against corrosion, and keeps out contaminants. On...

Ground Ring Grooving: Causes and solutions

Electrical erosion of ground rings in wind turbine generators is an expensive problem faced by all wind farm owners and operators. Erosion results in loss of revenue due to downtime, cost of replacement materials, and cost of labor for...

Wind Is Going Mainstream in Europe Global valuation to exceed $170 billion

With prices of renewable energy systems continuing to drop, and environmental concerns growing, wind energy market is indeed turning out to be promising ground for potential investors. The Vindeby project, recognized as the world’s first offshore...

Blockchain and the Future of Energy

Blockchain is coming to the energy world and its impact will be massive. It will accelerate the transition to renewables and give us real and immediate ways to combat global warming, incentivize the production of renewable energy, and replace fossil...

‘Switching’ It Up: Finding the Right Solution to Make Wind Turbine Technology Safer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1], a wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States. With the rising societal mandate for clean energy and efficient technologies, this type...

Wind Solutions Overcome Challenges in Hazardous Conditions

The wind industry has grown to the point where it is now the fourth largest source of electrical power in North America after natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Industry reports indicate that global electricity generation from wind energy reached 60 GW...

Bat Smart Curtailment Suitability Assessment and Modeling

In the US, two mitigation methods have proven to reduce bat fatalities by wind turbines: standard curtailment (see Arnett et al.2008) and smart curtailment (see Sutter et al.2017). The rather discouraging results from recent deterrents...

Extreme Weather Conditions vs. Proportional Pitch Control Valves

In many instances, performance of the hydraulic pitch control is scrutinized in suitable weather conditions. However, these control systems are exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions that can greatly affect both pitch performance, and...

Keeping Wind Turbines Turning in Harsh Environments Starts with Lubrication

Wind energy is a promising source of renewable energy, but harnessing this resource often requires wind turbine equipment to be located in remote or harsh environments. Unexpected places where you will find wind farms include the fierce North Sea,...

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