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Extending the life of wind-turbine components

With the increasing demand for carbon-free renewable energy, more companies are turning to wind power as a source for their energy needs. Although this...

Monitoring wind in cold climates

Wind-farm operators in cold-weather climates such as Canada, Sweden, and parts of the United States are confronted with unique operating challenges. When faced with...

Changing Turbine Gearbox Oil

Wind turbines remain a significant component of alternative electricity generation. The traditional design of such turbines includes a rotor, a generator, and a gearbox,...

Torque loading: Standards have limits

(Editor’s note: This article on torque loading is presented in two parts. Part 1 on how drivetrain components are important in analyzing component performance...

The Role Of Lidar In Offshore Wind Measurement

The advanced wind-measurement capabilities of Lidar have unleashed tremendous opportunities for the offshore wind industry. After years of successful validation campaigns, offshore professionals are...

Torque Loading: Standards Have Limits

Editor’s note: This article on torque loading is presented in two parts. Part 2 will discuss the specific industry standards for wind-turbine drivetrains and...

The Critical Component For Torque Equipment? ISO 17025

There are thousands of bolted connections in each wind turbine. Whether it’s the largest tower bolts or the smallest electrical box connections, every bolt...

A proper balancing act

If you’re involved in wind power or another endeavor with elevated work, you likely already know that a dropped object prevention program is important....

Successful Wind Farms Start Underground

The Great Dismal Swamp was once a place “where the abundant growth and vegetation of nature, sucking up its forces from the humid soil,...

Offshore wind farm installation vessels have come a long way, keep evolving

With the installation of the first operational wind farm by Deepwater Wind off the coast of Rhode Island and the promise of the U.S....

Profile: Helukabel

Helukabel USA might be one of the few companies that can measure its success in actual miles. In just the past five years alone, Helukabel...

Wind: Texas’ drought-tolerant crop

Many factors came together to make wind power in Texas a force to be reckoned with in the energy sector. Geography and natural resources are...

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

In the sleepy town of Lunderskov, Denmark, there’s a 22-meter-long room that is climate controlled at minus-30 degrees Celsius. Dubbed the Ice Lab, it’s...

Chasing the Value

In any industry, value is often in the eye of the beholder. What works for one company may cost another significantly. Five years ago, Gearbox...

Wind Powering Canada to a Low-Carbon Future

Globally, wind energy is one of the fastest growing major sources of new electricity around the world, with installations of more than 55,000 MW...

From Megawatts to Gigawatts

Corresponding to the demands for decarbonization and diversification of energy portfolios, the offshore wind market has witnessed a commendable proliferation on a global scale....

Critical Components Essential as Wind Power Scales Up

The wind industry continues to post impressive numbers. The American Wind Energy Association recently reported a strong outlook for 2017, with second quarter figures...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Continuing an American Success Story

Over the past few years, wind, solar, and natural gas have made up nearly all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. And earlier...

MARKET OUTLOOK: PTC Phase-out Spurs Unprecedented Growth

The global wind industry is no stranger to seizing opportunity as incentive schemes expire. In key markets, including China and Germany, installation totals ballooned...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Sooner, Not Later

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain… Renowned composers Rodgers and Hammerstein are much better known for their iconic musical numbers than being...
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