Saturday, February 22, 2020

Innovation

Vaisala acquires Lidar manufacturer Leosphere

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, recently announced the acquisition of Leosphere SAS, a world leader in ground-based and nacelle-mounted Lidar...

DNV GL certifies Ingeteam’s 2MW DFIG converter

Ingeteam, the world-leading supplier of electrical conversion equipment, recently announced it received DNV GL’s certification for its Ingecon®Wind stator-equipped 2MW DFIG converter. With this latest...

WindGuard wind tunnel celebrates 10 years

This year, Deutsche WindGuard’s large scale aero-acoustic wind tunnel in Bremerhaven celebrates its 10th anniversary. “When the wind industry became established in the early 2000s,...

iSpin technology to monitor Vattenfall wind center

Since commissioning the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) earlier this year, the Swedish energy group Vattenfall has been measuring important wind parameters with...

Mammoet climbs to new heights at WindEnergy expo

Last month, Mammoet revealed new crane technology and 3D engineering experiences at the world’s leading expo for the wind industry: WindEnergy Hamburg. Exhibiting at...

NRG Systems buys Direct Detect Lidar Technology

NRG Systems recently announced that it has acquired a portfolio of advanced technology developed by Pentalum, an Israeli company that specialized in remote sensing...

More complex turbine technology will challenge O&M teams

Larger and more efficient turbine technologies will be the key driver in reducing the wind industry’s levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and ensuring it...

Kinewell Energy launches licensed version of its software

Kinewell Energy recently launched a licensed version of its inter-array layout optimization software KLOC. The KLOC software was initially released as a consultancy tool for...

Clobotics closes additional $11 million in Series A funding

Clobotics, a global leader in intelligent computer vision solutions for the wind power and retail industries, recently announced it has closed an additional $11...

Antaira introduces compact industrial POE+ media converter

Antaira Technologies recently expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the IMP-C100-XX series. Antaira Technologies’ IMP-C100-XX series is a compact industrial Ethernet-to-fiber...

Suction bucket concept gets test installation

Universal Foundation continues its partnership with Siemens Gamesa to showcase suction bucket technology with focus on industrializing suction bucket technology. The overall target is...

ANSI approves Dropped Object Prevention standard

ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, recently approved the publication of a new standard addressing the need for dropped object prevention and tool tethering....

Vestas and Maersk Supply Service partner to lower energy costs

Vestas and Maersk Supply Service have entered into an innovation partnership to jointly develop solutions and next-generation technology for the sustainable energy industry. The...

Turbine yaw drives’ power-to-weight ratio yields greater efficiency

Using unique roller gear technology, Gearing Solutions wind turbine yaw drives have an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio, achieving the industry’s greatest efficiency. With aluminum housings,...

Ice detection system minimizes production loss, increases safety

Phoenix Contact’s new wind turbine ice-detection system reduces power production loss and increases safety. The self-powered sensors used in this system transmit ice thickness...

XL Specialized Trailers announces new blade hauling solution

XL Specialized Trailers designed a solution for hauling longer wind-turbine blades with its new patent-pending BladeMate Flip Extension. The Extension provides significant cost savings...

New research addresses ice accumulation

Ice accumulation is a serious problem for industries including aerospace, wind energy, power utilities, telecommunications, commercial fishing, and marine activities. Icing leads to material...

Dulas completes 100-meter met mast installation for Force 9 Energy

Dulas, a leading renewable energy consultancy, has completed the installation of its tallest meteorological (met) mast in Western Scotland. The 100-meter guyed lattice mast,...

NREL releases major update to wind-energy dataset

A massive amount of wind data was recently made accessible online, greatly expanding the amount of information available on wind flow across the continental...

Acciona receives grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

Acciona Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, recently received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by...
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