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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...

Converter Component Failures - What you don’t know can hurt your bottom line

Make no mistake, the wind energy industry has experienced a serious boom.  In 2018, wind energy generated 6.5 percent of the nation’s electricity.  To put that into perspective, it’s enough energy to power 26 million...

New Towers and Hub Heights for North America

Fluctuating steel prices, falling electricity production costs, and technological leaps are creating big challenges for the U.S. wind power market. New solutions are needed. Maximizing hub heights is the next logical step, especially from a...

Accurate Forecasting During Severe Weather Season: helping techs and turbines work better

During severe weather season, the risks of lightning and high winds are top of mind both in terms of employee safety and potential equipment damage. Lightning is clearly a potential issue for turbine technicians, but it is also one of the biggest...

Multiphysics Protects Wind Turbines When Lightning Strikes

As the world moves to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, the global market for wind turbines is growing, projected to reach around $70 billion dollars annually in the next few years. While wind power on such a scale is a great achievement,...

Maintaining America’s Growing Offshore Wind Industry

Operation and maintenance of America’s growing offshore wind industry is a task that requires wind technicians to overcome obstacles not seen on land. Unique challenges on this job start with the need for experienced...

Contingency Planning – The clever solution before serious incidents strike

For many Wind Energy stakeholders, serious incidents involving fires, arc flashes, and lightning are not a part of everyday life. This would explain why many companies are not prepared for these situations when they rear their ugly heads. For energy...

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