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Wind Turbine Worker Safety – the Human factor

Wind power continues to be a growing driver for renewable energy. The United States currently boasts 90,004 MW of cumulative installed wind capacity; more than 54,000 wind turbines are operating in 41 states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico, with over...

Geotechnical Surveys for Offshore Wind Farms: 5 Important Considerations

Some level of Site Investigation has been completed on every offshore wind farm to date. But what does the process entail, and how can developers plan ahead to maximize the value of these surveys, while avoiding project delays and cost...

Data, Analytics, and AI: Driving change in the wind industry

Wind energy generation continues to gain ground on traditional fossil fuel production, but there is still much work to be done. Every turbine asset needs to perform at maximum capacity and maximum useful-life, to reach industry sustainability. Wind...

Online Rotor Unbalance Monitoring: A critical measurement for future condition monitoring systems

With many wind turbines approaching or exceeding their 20-year design life, and owners trying to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), a growing segment of the industry is geared towards the wear and tear of individual components. Rotor...

Temporary Power Generation Keeps Wind Farm Construction Projects on Schedule

It takes power to make power. While under construction, offshore wind farms need standby power from auxiliary generators for a range of functions. When provided reliably, the construction project is more likely to be complete on...

Choosing 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...

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