Saturday, December 14, 2019

Monitoring for Maintenance

In a recent report covering the last quarter of 2008 in Europe, 54 gearbox failures attributed to either wear or failure equaled 8,177 hours...

Vibration-Based Wind Tower Foundation Design

This is a case study of multiple wind turbine towers located in different villages in Alaska where severe arctic weather conditions exist. Initially, a...

Achieving Excellence in Gearbox Design

Business is booming at Moventas, a leading tier-one supplier of gearboxes for wind turbines. Company sales increased 40 percent last year, reflecting tremendous growth...

Maximizing Energy Storage

Increasingly, the energy future is blowing in the wind. Clean wind energy is America’s fastest-growing energy source, expanding by a record 8,300 megawatts in...

Wind Resource Site Assessment

As interest in harnessing wind energy grows in the United States and around the world, several trends and events are converging in support of...

Getting Grounded When Lightning Strikes

Most of us understand that wind turbines are ideal lightning attractions, and that grounding turbine systems is critical to avoiding catastrophic damage. Lightning is...
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