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Renewables Turn to Innovation amid Growing Uncertainty in 2018

The renewable energy sector can count on one thing in 2018: uncertainty. The wake from last year’s proposed changes in policy and taxes by regulators and Congress will continue to ripple across the industry—one that is already undergoing...

Monitoring Wind in Cold Climates

Wind farm operators in Canada and the northern United States are faced with challenges not experienced by their southern neighbors. Ice buildup causes a variety of challenges, and in cold weather climates where icing is a frequent occurrence for 6...

Bringing Blade Repair to New Markets

As interest in renewable energy grows worldwide, new wind farms are being brought online across emerging markets in Africa, Asia, and South America. But the complex nature of wind turbine technology requires a specialized supply chain at all stages...

The Cold Realities of Wind Development in Harsh Climates

Imagine that your team of wind technicians departed this morning to spend a few days addressing a series of met tower issues at a greenfield site in North Dakota. It’s January, and when they arrive they will face eight-foot snow drifts, and minus...

Innovative Renewable Power for Resource Projects in Northern Canada

The Raglan mine in northern Quebec, near the Arctic Circle, relies on a wind powered electrical system which was specifically constructed to provide energy for this nickel mining project. The mine’s energy costs are substantially reduced because...

Extending the Life of Wind Turbine Components

Specialized PVD coatings and nitriding significantly increase the durability and lifespan of wind turbine components like roller bearings and planetary gears under metal-on-metal, high load conditions With the increasing demand for carbon-free...

Providing for Wind or Solar Power Plant BES Safety and Reliability

As an engineer, you’re used to figuring things out. If you’re an engineer in the wind power industry, you‘re also used to dealing with the numerous, and sometimes onerous, regulatory changes thrown at you every few months. 2018 brings some...

NERC GADS Reporting to Include Wind Power

Considering the recent reports that wind power capacity recently surpassed hydroelectric capacity in the U.S. for the first time (AWEA, 2017), it only makes sense that U.S. regulators would like to capture performance data as part of the Generating...

When Lightning Strikes

Over the past decade, we’ve all watched the world’s energy markets shift towards cleaner, alternative sources. Technological advancements in renewable industries like wind, solar, and tidal, have enabled us to make these potential solutions a...

Wind Turbine Interior Lighting: Welcome to the 21st Century

It has long been recognized that safe and efficient maintenance is an important component of effective wind turbine asset management. Interior wind turbine lighting for inspection and maintenance purposes plays an important supporting role in these...

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