The site survey is an important function for retrofitting turbines with a condition-monitoring system. Due to COVID-19, the entire process has been carried out remotely and may be considered a solution for all future site surveys.
A new large-scale spar buoy design will allow for the deployment of 10-MW to 20-MW direct drive wind turbine generators.
Concern about the availability of rare-earth metals in general and neodymium in particular led a study to develop what-if scenarios for its use in wind turbines through 2050.
Avangrid Renewables is deploying cutting-edge technology in order to lay the groundwork for the company’s Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project.
Collaboration, policy, technology, and economic stimulus in the wake of COVID-19 are all variables in the renewables equation that will push Canada to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Wind-friendly states are attracting the attention of companies that want access to renewable energy, with corporations more likely to sign contracts with projects in states that have high-quality wind resources.
A combination of non-destructive testing solutions and structural health monitoring systems can be used to enhance the quality control and quality assurance of new wind-turbine foundations.
Wind turbines haven’t stopped turning, which means they still need servicing, so practices have been redefined for training safely post COVID-19.
From a lubricant standpoint, wind turbines operating under fairly consistent conditions
will lead to extending the durability of gear oils.
The Tar Heel State takes its first step in developing an offshore wind study.
By Elizabeth Ouzts
Artificial intelligence can both support individual condition-monitoring tasks typically done by a conventional CMS and a specialist, as well as support the entire condition-monitoring process up to determining the remaining useful life without intervention from a specialist.
Why electroplating can be crucial to keeping wind-turbine generator repair costs down.
Wind-energy capacity in the United States is now in the triple gigawatt digits, and it will continue to grow as the reliable power source begins to take hold offshore.
Offshore wind projects are major undertakings that involve a vast array of stakeholders, so the key to the success of an offshore project is to ensure modern technology is in place and conventional wisdom is implemented.
Geopolymer concrete and basalt rebar results in multiple benefits, including reducing cost by 36%, reducing weight by 40%, new production techniques, new transport methods, and new erection techniques.
From young people to prosperous adults, the industry is proactively supporting the success of women who celebrate an interest in renewable energy.
Ultrasonic phased array can be used to inspect wind blades with low-frequency probes to detect and size small flaws and defects such as wrinkles, delamination, disbonds, and more.
A new bearing design is able to perform under high-thrust loads while still maintaining its excellent misalignment characteristics.
Technicians can prolong rotating equipment life in wind-turbine operations through proper bearings selection and installation, appropriate maintenance practices, condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance.
In order to properly maintain the operations of offshore turbines in the U.S., a full modern fleet of crew transfer vessels will be paramount.
As the number of rods in foundations increases, making sure those bolts are given the proper tension becomes a priority during construction and O&M projects.
As the global demand for energy accelerates, wind and other renewable solutions are an increasingly integral piece of the global energy demand puzzle — and Lidar is an essential technology unlocking the future of the wind-energy industry.