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Modern ice detectors for turbines and drones

One ice detector solution for OEMs and operators is to borrow off-the-shelf technology from the global telecommunications industry. Smart phones are manufactured in extremely high...

Demand for wind drives record year

American wind power continued to push forward and reach new heights in 2018 — it was a record-setting year for corporate wind purchasing as...

Hydrogen-based wind-energy storage

Renewable wind and solar technologies are bringing power to millions across the world with little-to-no adverse environmental impacts. There are a significant number of...

The Future of Wind Energy

The worldwide increase in demand for renewable energy has fueled the investment and technological advancements in wind turbines. But the largest opportunities are not...

Competency-based training

Creating an educated workforce skilled to meet the demands of a changing economy is the focus at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Groves Campus. Originally...

Shaping the future of the workforce

With the recent end of the Scottish government’s Transition Training Fund, the future of energy workers’ jobs is facing a challenge. How can we...

Wind Farms of Tomorrow • Automating Visual Inspections with Drones and AI

Today, wind energy contributes more than 6 percent of the nation’s electricity supply, more than 10 percent of total electricity generation in 14 states,...

Seven Years of Solid Results

Most wind turbines are built for a 20-year lifespan, but as many owners and operators have come to find out, problems with original mainshaft...

Protecting Wind-Turbine Bearings

While wind-turbine functionality relies upon fully operational rolling bearings, these precision components typically will be buffeted by a wide variety of adverse — sometimes...

Maintaining a maintenance plan

Even though predictive maintenance has proven its ability to avoid unscheduled stoppages and faults in critical components, there are still many companies that fail...

The state of the art of gearboxes

Much has been written about the global growth in the wind turbine industry. Today, more than 341,320 wind turbines are operating worldwide. In particular,...

Where Bolting Meets Safety

With operator safety at the forefront of all industrial operations across the globe, tooling manufacturers are presented with the opportunity to create equipment with...

Meeting the challenges of bolts and torque

Depending on the maker, a wind-turbine installation can include 25,000 bolts or more. These bolts follow different journeys to their final destination where correct...

Giving clean energy a second wind

In a highly forested area of Sweden, the landscape is studded by wind turbines whose stately blades are slowly turning under the watchful eye...

The path to American offshore wind

The U.S. offshore wind market is finally heating up. This is evidenced by the likes of Deepwater Wind being acquired by Ørsted — bringing...

Advancing offshore construction

Slowly but surely, the floating offshore wind-energy sector is becoming more important, particularly because of the fact that the number of locations with shallow...

Construction management services: The key to success

Each year in the U.S., new wind-farm developments get built and are placed into production. This process does not happen by accident and includes...

The Winds of Change

Repowering an existing wind site can be a daunting task. Typically, you will face one of two scenarios: In one scenario you will “repower”...

 The Rise in Capacity Factor

Wind energy is enjoying a tremendous lift because of stable U.S. policy as well as the global markets where targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

Main shaft bearing lubrication

Wind power is advancing rapidly. From the ongoing proliferation of onshore turbines to an increasingly attractive offshore market — where technological advancements have made...
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