Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Crosswinds

Wind: Texas’ drought-tolerant crop

Many factors came together to make wind power in Texas a force to be reckoned with in the energy sector. Geography and natural resources are...

Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

In 2007, when Jiminy Peak installed a $4 million 1.5 MW wind turbine on the western flank of its mountain, many thought the 70-year-old...

Strong Wind From The North

The Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual wind power show is October 3-5 in Montreal, and it has evolved quite a bit since CanWEA began...

Taking Care of Business

What happens when you’re on someone else’s massive property, in the middle of nowhere, 300 feet above the ground, and nature calls? It’s not something...

Future of Opportunity

There was a lot to take in at this year’s WINDPOWER show in Anaheim, California, sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association. Hundreds of exhibitors...

Women of Wind Energy Rebrands

After 12 years as Women of Wind Energy, the nonprofit organization is rebranding its image as its focus on renewables evolves. Not only does that...

Old Tech Gets a New Spin

Look at any traditional wind turbine in the world, and a common theme appears: Three blades gently chase each other in circles to create...

Copying the Power of Nature

Traditional wind turbines have been spinning and creating electricity for almost half a century. And although the technology that creates that power has evolved over...

Power Generation with Magical Inspiration

The science behind producing renewable energy may sometimes seem like magic. That bit of poetic license has not been lost on the creative team behind...

Big Help in a Small Package

Wind turbines continue to get bigger. The downside is that as they get bigger, they also get heavier. But promising research being done at American...

Getting Rid of the Shakes

The effects of seismic activity and wind excitation on tall structures can run the gamut from costly repairs to dangerous destruction. Engineers are now helping...

Strong Winds Ahead

Without gazing into an actual crystal ball, it can be tough to see exactly which way the breeze may be blowing for the wind...

Experiencing Turbulence

Some surprising findings about how the wind behaves at the Cape Wind tower near Nantucket Sound might end up being good tidings for offshore...

Coping with Cables

Transporting the power generated by offshore turbines takes a lot of cable — miles and miles of it, in fact. Damage to even a small...

Wind energy a key to ‘Tomorrowland’

An interesting development in the wind-energy industry is reminiscent in a way to a recent movie from Disney — “Tomorrowland.” In the flick, a girl...

Thank You for Making Windpower 2016 a Success!

Wind Systems would like to thank all Windpower 2016 attendees who stopped by our booth in New Orleans and helped make this year’s conference...

ABB To Supply Special Transformers for the World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbines

ABB recently announced that it will deploy 40 transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI...

How Two of the South’s Most Beloved Eagles Are Making Turbines Safer for All...

Spirit, a 20-year-old bald eagle, and Nova, a 17-year-old golden eagle also known as War Eagle VII, are famous in college football and the...

Google X Reaches New Heights with Makani Energy Kites

Makani doesn’t make a typical steel wind turbine tower, such as GE’s widely used 1.5-MW model that consists of 116-foot blades on top of...

Wind Turbine Blades of the Future Could Be Recyclable

What do you do with a wind turbine that is no longer operational? This question is becoming more and more relevant as the expiration...
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