The rise of additive manufacturing could translate into optimizing individual tower blades for their wind and turbulence patterns at each location on a wind farm.
The results of lifetime extension assessments conducted by TÜV SÜD indicate that most turbines can continue to operate in a safe and economically viable way for several years beyond their defined service lives.
As offshore wind eyes the West Coast of California, project sponsors will need to carefully consider the financing, regulatory, and permitting issues that will develop.
Affordable, flexible, and clean, wind energy is key to a modernized Canadian electricity grid.
With the inherent synergies between offshore wind and offshore oil and gas with respect to jobs, manufacturing, and expertise, the offshore oil and gas supply chain stands to benefit in a big way from the coming U.S. offshore wind boom.
The first quarter of 2019 boasts a record of more than 39,000 MW of wind-energy capacity either under construction or in the planning stages.
The progressive, forward-thinking renewable-energy sector resonates with women and represents the future of energy-sector jobs.
Getting a wind project up and running can often seem like a pictureless jigsaw puzzle, but streamlining the regulations with new technology and old-fashioned footwork can go a long way to help quicken the process.
If a lubricant is not considered in a wind turbine’s design phase, it is more likely to experience unexpected maintenance issues as the systems age and components wear.
During annual inspections, it’s of paramount importance to inspect foundations every year for cracks as an integral part of proper turbine maintenance.
Undersea cables are vulnerable to many forces — both natural and man-made, so those cables need to be designed and built with additional protection in order to make them resistant and reliable.
It’s always important to ensure fall-protection equipment for the worker is in top shape, which means systematic care and inspection is vital.
With the number of wind-energy workers on the rise, it becomes even more essential that they are equipped with the proper safety tools.
Oil analysis and condition monitoring for wind turbines is being done using online sensors.
How Timken engineered ES302, a better way to avoid costly mainshaft and gearbox repairs in wind turbines.
Turbine ice can be hazardous to people and things, limit energy production, and add stress to blades and towers. Solutions have been complex and expensive – until now.
Companies thirsty for renewable alternatives, technological advances, and the potential of offshore are just a few of the driving forces that propelled wind energy into a successful and profitable 2018.
Hydrogen as an energy storage medium provides an alternative pathway that not only helps to integrate renewable power generation, but also enables the decarbonization of the transportation and natural-gas sectors.
Positive growth throughout the wind energy industry is achievable with wind turbine maintenance software.
As the need for more technicians continues to grow, the Wind Turbine Technician Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is making sure those techs are properly qualified.
The need to ensure wind-energy O&M technicians are properly trained, as well as motivated to continue that education, becomes a priority.
AI-based autonomous drones can complete visual inspections for the entire turbine in as little as 15 minutes, which is 10 times more efficient than traditional methods.
Field testing confirms the long-life potential for Timken™ wear-resistant mainshaft bearings in wind turbines.
Common failure modes can be pre-empted to reduce the likelihood of premature bearing failures.
The cost of not applying an adequate O&M strategy at a wind farm can add up quickly.
Regularly scheduled maintenance keeps turbines spinning, and the proper lubricants can extend the period between checkups.
The correct tools in a wind technician’s arsenal can greatly enhance a safe work environment while maintaining joint integrity.
Bolt installation in wind turbines can range from the simple to the complex, so it’s important to know the pros and cons of all methods used.
With the innovative use of Lidar, it’s possible to extend a wind farm’s life.