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Widening the Scope of Due Diligence

Renewable energy markets around the world are in flux; costs are being driven down, and as a result governments and consumers expect to see significant reductions in the financial support given to renewable energy projects. The increasing use of...

Rubber Goods:  All Eyes on Safety with Daily Visual Inspections

“Being safe is not a matter of good luck.  It is deliberate attention to what we do and how we do it which includes the highest integrity of our rubber goods, the testing services and individual ownership of their visual inspection of their...

Widening the Scope of Due Diligence

Renewable energy markets around the world are in flux; costs are being driven down, and as a result governments and consumers expect to see significant reductions in the financial support given to renewable energy projects. The increasing use of...

A Forecast Tailored to Your Needs

A data story It may seem obvious, but when it comes to forecasting the wind, you need to know a wind farm’s production for a given horizon. A multitude of input data is required; the first is weather. This data may arrive in different forms,...

Rubber Goods:  All Eyes on Safety with Daily Visual Inspections

“Being safe is not a matter of good luck.  It is deliberate attention to what we do and how we do it which includes the highest integrity of our rubber goods, the testing services and individual ownership of their visual inspection of their...

It’s Time to Talk about Virtual Net Demand

Over the past 10 years, many states implemented regulatory changes to energy policy to establish net metering as a way to integrate solar into the energy mix. Net metering worked well to standardize the value of solar energy, providing clarity...

A Windfall of New Sponsors Fueling Industry Growth

Project sponsors in the wind industry are becoming numerous and increasingly diverse. Over the past two years, the industry’s brass has expanded beyond its handful of usual sponsors to include traditional independent power producers, utilities,...

Keys to Quality Coating Repairs

Let’s face it, coatings on steel towers at the site aren’t usually considered a maintenance issue until the corrosion begins to show up and becomes an eyesore. No one wants to see rust streaks down their towers, least of all the landowners....

What’s Under Your Hub? - Increasing or reducing expenses

Engineers always want to look into how something works, understand it, and tinker with it. Human nature, however, tends to lull us into complacency when we feel we’ve solved a problem. When something works, we tend not to revisit the issue. But...

Managing Blade Icing - New research and tools for anticipating icing events

As global wind capacity increases, companies are often finding the most favorable project locations – the so-called “low hanging fruit” – have already been developed. For this reason, many developers have turned to more challenging sites in...

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Energy Storage in Paradise: “Buffering” island wind interconnection in Hawaii

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Turning Technology Upside Down - The power of controlling the wind

Revolutionary for its time, agriculturists in the 1900s implemented age-old windmill technology for pumping...

In Defense of the Imperfect But Important Loan Guarantee Program

On May 10th, 2011, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced it will process only a select few of the last pending...More about Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Reliability Centered Maintenance: For wind turbine blades

To maximize operating efficiency, decrease downtime, and understand the overall health of wind turbines, it’s...

Wind Power & Market Expansion: Warranting a course of action

Over the last five years, the US onshore wind sector has been a relatively stable environment for investors, and is...

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