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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...

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...

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