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Global wind and solar fluctuations highlight the need for more detailed resource reporting

What do renewable energy project owners in India, Germany, and the USA have in common? The answer; in the summer of 2018, they all experienced first-hand just how fickle wind and solar resources can be as a source of fuel – and revenues. In...

Conquering the Sub Layer Paradox

The term “terra firma” often aligns with the sentiment of voyagers returning from adventures at sea, as they encounter relief from the solid ground beneath their feet. For those involved in the operations of industrial and infrastructure...

Reliable Insulation System for Wind Turbine Generators

Energy policies around the globe continue to focus on the increasing need for renewable energy, and the wind industry is at the lead of developing technologies. To remain competitive in the clean energy market, the Cost of Energy (CoE) must be...

UpTower Safety and Evacuation: What’s the plan?

One of the challenges in the field of safety is being ready to evacuate an injured person at any time, and as quickly as possible. This is no simple task to perform - especially if that injured person happens to be at least 200 feet above the...

AI and the Automated Future of the Wind Industry

As wind energy production picks up speed, owners and operators are finding themselves hyper-focused on managing infrastructure efficiently. Blades are a major component driving turbine efficiency. Damaged or worn blades lead to significant...

What’s in a guarantee?

The wind O&M industry, like most service industries, has a long (and sometimes checkered) history with guarantees. Wind guarantees can be notoriously difficult to understand and navigate;as the industry moves forward with increasing...

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...

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...

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...

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