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Micropiles are versatile foundation systems

Many deep foundation systems are available for support of wind turbine tower foundations, including driven piles, drilled caissons, augercast piles, and micropiles. Of these...

Understanding the entitlement process with small wind

There are over 25,000 individual planning commissions in the United States, and each has the potential to promote the adoption of regulations hostile to...

Making sense of small wind

In the small wind industry you will often encounter the sentiment that you should buy the biggest tower you can afford in order to...

Making sure the gearbox stays realiable

Gearbox reliability is a crucial issue for the wind energy industry. The gearbox and its supporting components (i.e. shafts, generator, brakes, and lubrication system)...

Designing small wind systems properly

In order to safely withstand the relentless forces of Mother Nature, and to provide a full service life with minimized maintenance, small wind power...

Ground improvement techniques for turbine sites

When the geotechnical exploration at a planned wind turbine tower location reveals that the subsurface conditions are weak and compressible, a deep foundation system...

Maintaining gearbox oil properly

Oil is a key life-cycle driver of a gearbox, and proper maintenance is important. The primary purpose of oil is to provide lubrication and...
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