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A New Kind of Wind Energy

Hundreds of billions in institutional dollars are pouring into now-conventional tech: wind, solar, and batteries. Their costs have plummeted below the price of natural gas. Regardless of who holds political office or what the pandemic can throw...

Structural Health Monitoring: Quantifying material fatigue for lifetime extension

Environmental protection alone isn't enough; power from renewable energy sources must also be competitive with its fossil-fuel-generated counterparts. Especially for offshore wind turbines, whose production represents a significant proportion of...

Pushing the Boundaries of Offshore Wind

The next phase of the wind industry is focusing on the continuous expansion of the massive offshore market. Existing offshore windfarms cannot reach the maximum amount of energy production needed for a growing worldwide population. That level of...

Time to Get Serious about Condition Monitoring

Wind farm profitability does not need to be razor thin It’s no secret that one of the reasons wind farms operate on such thin margins is the high cost of maintenance and repair. In traditional wind turbine condition monitoring systems, many...

ADLS 101: Choosing an Aircraft Detection Lighting System for your wind farm

An Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) is a sensor-based system that monitors the airspace around a wind farm, activating the obstruction lights only when aircraft are within a defined buffer zone. ADLS technology originated from the ‘Dark...

New Insight into U.S. Regulations for Offshore Wind Vessels

The next three years could be a defining period for the United States offshore wind sector. It represents a growth area of the maritime industry at both a domestic and international level. In March 2021, the White House announced that grant and...

Creating a Culture of Safety at Wind Sites

As businesses across multiple industries in the Americas begin to receive government approval to return to their worksites from a COVID-19 imposed hiatus, clean energy is making an expedited return in the Americas. Construction recently...

Offshore Wind and Climate Mitigation: Every Dollar Counts

A bipartisan bill was introduced recently by a rather unexpected duo: Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). While these senators generally disagree on political matters, they managed to come together to introduce a bill on...

Converging Tailwinds Propel Wind Plus Storage to Center Stage

The growth of wind energy and other forms of renewable generation have been the main drivers in the development of energy storage since 2010. However, energy storage is typically most closely associated with solar energy rather than wind. This...

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...

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