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OEMs Block Wind Turbine Optimization

Wind plant operators face many challenges: low energy prices, hefty maintenance costs, investor pressure, and tight-- if existent-- margins. And despite common knowledge throughout the industry that wind turbines commonly underperform, the original...

Canada’s New Wind Turbine Database

Canada has just released a wind energy database that will improve access to centralized, credible and publicly available energy data in Canada. The Canadian...

Lidar Data Fix for Complex Terrain

Lidar devices are being used more and more to conduct wind resource assessment, as an alternative to meteorological masts. This is because they have several advantages over the traditional measuring technology. Once a meteorological mast is...

Louisiana: Ready to Thrive in Transition to Clean Energy

During the final presidential debate in October, former Vice President Joe Biden ignited a storm of controversy when he called for the U.S. to transition away from oil and gas to clean energy sources. Given the large role oil and gas plays in...

Investment in Human Skills Alongside Digitalization Essential to Optimizing Wind Projects

The US wind sector has seen remarkable growth in the last five years, increasing from almost 75GW of installed capacity in 2015, to over 105GW at the end of 2019. But with growth comes growing pains.  While the Production Tax Credit...

The Nearness of Wind

What do you think of when you hear the wind blow? Or see clouds flying across the sky? If you ask most people about capturing the power of wind, they picture a towering wind turbine. In fact, the clean energy industry may be missing out on an...

Port of Opportunity: Lake Charles, anchor of oil-and-gas country, also helps advance renewable energy in America

Wind turbine blades are a major cargo at the Port of Lake Charles, which handles the components after they enter Louisiana’s coast from the Gulf of Mexico and head up the Calcasieu Ship Channel. After a long tradition of serving as a national...

The Special Cabling Challenges of Floating Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind farms are recognized globally as an increasingly popular source of cost-effective and dependable renewable energy. In the United States, while turbines have already started to generate 30 MW from the strong winds off the east coast,...

5 Takeaways from Vineyard Wind

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) recently estimated that - using currently available technology - as many as 22 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity can be installed along the East Coast of the United States in the...

The Peak of Service

One aspect of my job that gives me great satisfaction is providing on-site support for my wind customers. I don’t know too many other STLE-Certified Lubrication Specialists out there that are climbing wind turbines to provide up-tower...

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Reliability Centered Maintenance: for wind turbine blades

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Wind Power & Market Expansion: Warranting a course of action

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