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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...

Heading Into Choppy Seas - Is the workboat sector prepared for the changing nature of offshore wind?

As offshore wind has evolved, the characteristics of new projects continues to change dramatically. And there’s no shortage of maturity in the sector; by the end of 2019, global offshore wind capacity was 29GW, a figure expected to multiply...

Reaching Extreme Heights

Wind power continues to be a dominant player in the global energy markets. According to recent analysis by 

Saving Land and Money through Repowering

Wind farm repowering encompasses anything from completely decommissioning aging wind turbines and replacing them with newer (larger, more efficient turbines) at the same site, to partial repowering by replacing key components in existing wind...

Challenging Logistics of New Terrain: 4 Best Practices for the wind industry

The wind industry is constantly changing and creating new “rules of the road” as we move forward in this ever-evolving business. Not only must wind energy professionals keep up with government regulations, workforce changes, and an influx of new...

Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail: The must-have checklist when setting up Lidar for offshore wind measurement 

All around the world, offshore wind development is on the rise. With more wind farms being developed both in near-shore environments and deeper waters farther from coastlines, offshore wind is expected to constitute more than 20 percent of total...

The Right Plan Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Quick decisions can often mean life or death in remote locations like wind power farms, both on land and offshore. Having protocols, trained staff, and on-site medical support can help mitigate critical situations such as heart attacks or major...

Offshore Success Relies on Strategic Maintenance

When it comes to wind turbine maintenance, owners’ goals can generally be summarized as follows: predict faults early to reduce unplanned downtime, increase overall profitability, and extend the lifecycle of the turbine. Fault prediction, the most...

Wings Battle Blades

Evoking a range of emotions, from awe and wonder to misunderstanding that can lead to fear, bats are fundamental to our environment. In fact, according to studies noted by the U.S. Geological Survey, the value of bats in the U.S. is estimated to be...

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

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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

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...

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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