Sunday, February 23, 2020

Crosswinds

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...

Offshore Wind makes waves

Since Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island started generating power at the end of 2016, several states are building up...

Extracting wind power from high altitudes

As you drive down the highway these days, wind turbines off in the distance are a familiar sight, sprouting up from the landscape like...

Optimizing wind and current trends

Pressure from wind owners to shift from availability driven operational models to performance optimized strategies has never been stronger. The trick, however, is being...

Making turbines last longer

Wind turbines are built to last 20 years. But as assets approach that 20-year lifespan, companies involved in wind-farm assessments such as UL are...

Maintaining A Healthy Gearbox

On December 12, New Energy Update presented a webinar on gearbox upkeep, focusing on how a gearbox’s maintenance requirements should be approached in order...

Small turbines; big returns

As technology and economics contribute to wind turbines getting bigger and more powerful with each passing year, the Department of Energy is hard at...

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...
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