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No Fear - Trusting remote sensors in wind farm prospecting

Our industry is pretty risk-averse. Some of us like to take things very slowly when it comes to embracing change in the wind farm development sector. For others, it’s all about change and innovation. Bigger and more efficient wind turbines added...

Ready for Winter Ice?

After last winter, bringing up a topic such as ice accumulation to turbines may draw a few groans. If anything, it confirms just how significant the impact of extreme cold and icing can be on wind turbine performance and production. Of course, there...

Tips for Choosing and Using Land Management and GIS Software

As the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar subside, clean energy companies face increased pressure to boost profitability from their assets. Knowing what you own and managing operations efficiently...

New York’s Predevelopment Activities Advance Offshore Wind

In July 2019, Governor Cuomo announced the winners of New York’s first comprehensive...

Wind Turbine Gear Oils Protect Against Wear

Wind turbine gearboxes face severe operating conditions. In comparison to similarly-sized industrial gearboxes, wind turbine gearboxes have higher power densities, more variable loading, and experience wider operating temperature ranges. These...

Buyer Beware: Do advanced analytics really deliver?

These days, you can’t avoid the hype touting all the ways advanced analytics (AA) optimizes the performance of solar and wind power assets. “Advanced analytics” is a broad term for a range of techniques and tools that takes data and uses it to...

Best Practices in Early-Stage Wind Project Development and Construction

The global market for wind energy installations is projected to reach an annual total of $70 billion in the near future. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. wind industry added 7,588 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity last...

The Wind Industry Wakes Up to Artificial Intelligence

Whether it’s improving the accuracy of a medical diagnosis, boosting student outcomes, or advancing autonomous vehicle capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) has become embedded into many aspects of our lives. Now you can add wind energy to...

Grease is the Word

Most lubrication basics are fairly well-understood in this day and age, and there are plenty of resources of documentation regarding lubricating systems and analysis. But there’s still one lubricant that remains a mystery to many – grease....

Banking on Endangered Species

When land development projects cause environmental impacts, conservation banks can provide an efficient offset solution. Conservation banks are specific areas of land established when a private entity works with a federal agency - such as the...

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