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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....

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....

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...

Lubrication Technologies for the Wind Farm

When wind turbines go down due to equipment failure or maintenance issues, the resulting unplanned shutdowns and time-consuming maintenance fixes can exact a heavy...

Foam Rings and Turbine Foundations

When it comes to wind-turbine foundations, it seems appropriate to reflect on the traditional way foundations have been built and how their structural integrity...

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...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Wind Boom to Continue

The wind energy market boom is expected to continue in 2017 as the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) drives new wind-project development and boosts...

Turning Tower Lights Off

Jim Patterson, manager of the FAA’s airport safety R&D section at the William J Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, talks about...

Aluminum Vs. Copper Conductors

Each year at the AWEA WINDPOWER expo, there seems to be a buzz within each sector of the wind industry’s supply chain. This year was...

Analysis of Aged Wind Turbines for Continued Operation

As the global population of wind turbines continues to increase, large portions of the population are aging and ultimately approaching the end of their...

Approaching Zero Downtime

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That cliché can take an ominous turn when it comes to big complex systems like the ones that...
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