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MARKET OUTLOOK:  U.S. experiencing wind-power boom

American wind power has seen a consistent string of strong years and so far, 2019 is proving to be no exception. In fact, in...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Women in renewables: Pioneers of inclusivity

It’s no secret that renewable energy is a rapidly growing market. With more than 250,000 expected new jobs in renewables by 2020 in the...

MARKET OUTLOOK: The long and windy road

It may be easy to look at spinning wind turbines and not be in awe of the plethora of hoops developers have to jump...

Lubricate Now, Save More Later

Wind turbines have been favored in many areas because of their ability to provide communities with environmentally friendly energy. According to Machinery Lubrication, most...

Cracking down on foundation cracks

We all know that the highly engineered foundation is of fundamental importance to the longevity and soundness of a wind-turbine generator. Even so, foundations...

The Latest Advancements in Submarine Cables Protection

Even though hidden deep in the sea and invisible to us, submarine cables are of crucial importance for our daily lives. Undersea cables carry...

Proper Care and Maintenance of Fall-Protection Equipment

Staying safe while working at height starts on the ground — long before a worker heads up the turbine for a maintenance or repair...

The Rise of the Rescue Kit

According to Energy.gov, the “United States is home to one of the largest and fastest-growing wind markets in the world.” This growth emphasizes the...

Monitoring wind turbine oils

Most wind turbines tend to be in remote locations, making physical access to the gears, bearings, and control systems difficult and not always practical....

The science behind A superior wear-resistant coating for roller bearings

Steel-to-steel contact is why many bearings fail, why proper lubrication is critical, and why The Timken Company, manufacturer of engineered bearings and power transmission...

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...
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