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Harmonic Mitigation: A Critical Element to Wind Farm Profitability

You’ve secured the land, obtained all necessary permits, negotiated utility contracts, secured capital funds, established the operations team, your maintenance contract is in place and the turbines have been erected. Now it’s time to throw the...

Identifying Faults in Wind Power through Electrical Signature Analysis

Every wind turbine operates on a rotating electrical and mechanical system. Wind farms employ one of two generator systems, either Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) or Singly Fed Induction Generator (SFIG). Most newer turbines tend to use DFIG,...

Computing the Optimal Wind Farm Layout

Wind farm layout optimization is a key point to maximize power production. Today, the main challenge for wind farm optimization is to find the most energy production while also considering the global operating conditions with financial aspects, wake...

Milling About: Achieving better blade-to-generator connections with orbital milling machines

Recent breakthroughs are finally allowing major commercial offshore wind farms to be built in the United States. In May, the federal government approved areas off the coast of California and Massachusetts to be developed for wind turbines, and many...

The ‘Cost of Wind’

2020 was a record year for the global wind industry. With a 53 per cent year-on-year increase, the wind energy industry is set for continued growth in the next five years, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With this growth, the...

Dual Scanning Lidar Increases Coverage, Accuracy and Efficiency in Offshore Wind Assessments

With an increasing number of countries pursuing carbon neutrality in the next few decades, investment in renewable energy sources that can be used to produce electricity with fewer...

After the Fall: Why just wearing fall protection isn’t enough

At great heights, maintenance technicians across the US ensure that wind turbines reliably deliver energy to households and industry. According to OSHA standards, employees cannot do without fall protection. In most cases, a rescue device stored on...

Subsea Solutions for US Offshore Wind

Given the renewed interest from developers to establish a U.S. offshore wind supply chain, and the limited domestic experience, many European suppliers are now looking for the right moment to make their market entry. There are clear benefits for the...

Winding Our Way Up a Mountainside

Ridgeline Wind was a project like no other our team had ever encountered. Erecting wind turbines on flat terrain and hills is one thing, but there was a reason the project was named “Ridgeline” - this job was literally on the side of a mountain...

Survival of the Fittest: Protect your power source with a turbine retrofit

In February 2021, Texas was hit by a 100-year storm that nearly crippled the state and left millions of Texans without electricity. Overwhelmed by the sudden, extreme drop in temperature and, without an appropriate contingency plan, one third of the...

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Turning Technology Upside Down - The power of controlling the wind

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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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