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Turning Out the Lights

Xcel Energy’s Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County, North Dakota, will soon be operational, bringing with it a convergence of technologies that will have...

Digitalization strategies to extend turbine life

The wind energy industry has reached a crossroads in operation and maintenance due to a confluence of factors. The first generation of large-scale turbine...

Extra value with minimal cost

Today’s world is all about data, and wind turbine reliability is no exception. ONYX InSight maintains a database of every turbine fault it has...

Fundamentals of Wind Turbines

The rising concerns over climate change, environmental pollution, and energy security have increased interest in developing renewable energy. We are seeing an unparalleled enthusiasm,...

The Future of the Grid

There is a global energy transition underway, and Canada has a huge opportunity to join the front ranks of this vital project,” said Chris...

Better Tools of the Trade

The last thing a wind technician wants to haul up a turbine is a heavy, cumbersome torque wrench to repair a hydraulic actuator out...

Building New Towers – One Piece at a Time

As the demand for taller wind turbines increases, the challenge of transporting steel structures pushing 200 meters to their final destination increases along with...

Technologies Transforming Wind

Wind power is on the rise. In the U.S. alone, the wind industry invested more than $11 billion in new power plants in 2017...

Making U.S. offshore wind a reality

Expect the path to offshore wind in the U.S. to be filled with its fair share of challenges, but facing and solving those challenges...

Looking for lightning

Lightning and tall objects don’t really play well together. And since wind turbines are, by their very nature, extremely tall, that means nature often uses...

Showing true ‘metal’

Humans have been making things from copper for more than 8,000 years. Through the centuries, this versatile, highly conductive metal has gone from being...

Keeping an Eye on Bats

Whenever big mechanical systems are constructed, there’s always a risk that it might interfere with wildlife. That is often the nature of progress. Massive wind...

New tech grows from tiny seed

Wind can’t be made, but what if there was a way to take better advantage of the wind that’s available? The experts from Biome Renewables...

Frost Warnings

Colder climates often have some of the best constant winds needed to spin a turbine. Unfortunately, that frigid air also creates an added challenge...

Smart maintenance and wind power

Labeled as the “industries of the future,” all renewable power generating sectors are highly appreciated. Onshore and especially offshore wind turbines are one of...

Wind-energy boom

In the past two years, the U.S. has seen impressive growth in the wind-energy market. Wind Systems magazine made the right predictions at the...

Increasing AEP: A coordinated approach

As wind turbines age, their ability to efficiently create power starts to decline. To help fix this problem, wind-farm owners and operators can replace parts...

Cutting production time

An important process to get newly designed wind turbines up and spinning rests in the design phase. Blade development can be a slow, arduous process...

Hybrid growth expected

The hybrid solar wind energy storage market is set to grow from its current market value of $1 billion to more than $1.5 billion...

Another successful WINDPOWER

At this year’s WINDPOWER show in Chicago, booths of more than 400 companies filled the McCormick Convention Center; 100 of them exhibited their expertise...
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