Monday, February 24, 2020

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Energy Department to Issue $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Technologies

The Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation today for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that...

DNV GL Announces Winners of Wind Energy Award for Young Professionals

DNV GL recently announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Wind Energy Award at EWEA 2014 in Barcelona. Themed “Innovative ideas for wind energy,” DNV...

PMG vs. DFIG—the Drivetrain Technology Debate

From The Switch In the wind power industry, the debate on which generator and converter option makes for the best modern wind turbine drivetrains is...

AWEA Report: Record Wind Farm Projects Under Construction

Wind energy continued its forward march in 2013 as an ever-growing piece of the mainstream U.S. electricity mix, with a record number of projects...

ABB Installs Record-Breaking EFD Induction System for Short-Circuit Ring Brazing

Power generation and distribution giant ABB recently installed the largest single-shot shortcircuit ring brazing system yet developed by EFD Induction. The system, which was...

Warranty Worries In The U.S. Wind Maintenance Market

The scale of the shift from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements to independent maintenance contracts and its impact on the market is not to...

Excessive Water In Gear Oil Shortens Bearing Life

The additives in wind turbine gear oils can be very different for each manufacturer. Even the same manufacturer may use different additives for specific...

Construction Event Attracts Nearly 130,000 While Setting Exhibit And Education Records

The future on display as global industry showcase spotlights new product innovations, technologyCONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4–8...

LM Wind Power Launches Blade Design Research Project

A leading supplier of rotor blades for wind turbines, LM Wind Power, has announced the launch of an innovative research project to develop blades...

SME “Manufacturing 4 The Future” Event Marks The Continued Strength Of U.S. Manufacturing

For generations, the strength of our country has rested on the power of our factory floors—both the machines and the workforce behind them. This...

An Unquenchable Thirst

Thirst has always been a motivating factor for Honest Tea president and TeaEO Seth Goldman. It was the thirst of sun-drenched golfers that led...

With Potentially Millions Of Dollars On The Line, Don’t Nickel-And-Dime End-Of-Warranty Inspections

Turbine owners, did you know that your end-of-warranty inspection may be the most important purchase you make since you bought the farm? The wind...

Specialty Lubricants Boost Efficiency And Reliability At Low Temperatures

The rapid expansion of wind energy throughout the world has been accompanied by a significant growth in wind power plant size. Rotor diameters of...

ABB Wins $55 Million Submarine AC Power Cable Contract In The United Kingdom

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million to supply a submarine AC (alternating current) power...

Proving Out A New Method For Installing Offshore Wind Turbines

The traditional method of installing offshore wind turbines is to assemble the entire three-blade rotor assembly onshore and then use a large ship to...

Another Holiday Rush for the Industry…Only Different

A late-year push is nothing new to the wind energy industry—in fact, companies are used to it. Through the years, the federal Production Tax...

Preventative Measures Could Save Lives And Turbines In The Event Of A Nacelle Fire

Wind turbine fires scare the heck out of me and should scare you, too.Since modern turbines don’t have ladders both inside and outside the...

Foam Is Not Your Friend

During gearbox operation the gears churn air bubbles into the oil, which is called entrained air.  The entrained air, being lighter than oil, rises...

U.S. Wind Power Heads Into 2014 With Momentum

Last year was filled with transitional news concerning the wind energy industry, starting with the extension of the Production Tax Credit on Jan. 1,...

Thermal Imaging Scans Provide Personnel With An ‘Inside Advantage’ In Electrical Maintenance Tasks

Thermal imaging cameras are devices that can show you the differences in the amount of heat that is radiating off of a surface. The...
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