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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...

The Case for a Jones Act WTIV

Offshore wind farms in the U.S. have been talked about for years. The pioneering effort that brought the industry this far has not been...

Canada’s lowest-cost power option

Canada is the ninth largest wind-power producer in the world, with an installed capacity of 12,723 MW. At the beginning of 2018, we had...

STATE SPOTLIGHT: Wyoming – Harnessing wind’s potential

Wyoming has some of the best wind in the country, but the Cowboy State’s contribution to renewable energy has been sporadic at best, ranking...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Balancing advancements and risk

Greater decarbonization efforts are driving the continued advancement of clean power. As a result, cost-competitive renewable technologies — such as solar and wind —...

MARKET OUTLOOK: East Coast Offshore Wind Outlook

There is no question that 2018 is emerging as a watershed year for the offshore wind energy industry in the U.S., with several large...

MARKET OUTLOOK: The Wind Revolution

t turns out that tapping into a free and abundant natural resource that exists everywhere is among the cleanest and most efficient ways of...

Significant energy benefits

One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, Enercon, is using MasoSine SPS sinusoidal pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group to optimize the delivery...

A Foundation of best practices

As our fleet of wind turbines continue to age, understanding the structural integrity of its foundations becomes increasingly important. With millions of fatigue cycles...

Innovations in current transducers

Current transducers are a key electronic component of wind-energy turbine converters. They assist the power control system, protect the drive, and help feed energy...

Aspects of wind safety

Safety plays a key role every day as a wind technician in the field, whether in the nacelle or on the ground. As turbines...

The mysterious met tower

What can be 198 feet tall but be overlooked as easily as the infamous missing 10-millimeter socket? While meteorological (met) towers are a critical part...

Boosting operating efficiency

The cost of maintenance in the wind-turbine industry is escalating: A report from GlobalData estimates that the cost of turbine maintenance will rise to...

Tackling turbine security

One wind turbine can create 18 full-time jobs in the U.S., and so even detractors are having a hard time ignoring wind power’s momentum....

Protecting critical equipment

Tribology is the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Basically, it studies friction, wear, and lubrication — three phenomena linked to surface degradation...

Skill is just the beginning

Building a professional workforce is an essential, but often overlooked, component of wind-energy development. Thanks to private landowners in the heartland, wind-energy development is now...
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