Whether it’s moving massive parts for onshore or offshore wind projects, transporting equipment to its final destination involves precision work and planning.
The renewables industry must look in new places to fill growing skills gap.
By Mikkel Lund
With rigorous investment and innovation under way to make offshore wind turbines larger and more powerful, MV converter technology will play a key role as wind-turbine power increases.
This case study shows how, in time, detection of slip ring defects could result in fast and non-expensive repairs.
Canada is once again experiencing renewables growth, but the country still has a lot of work to do to meet set emissions reduction targets.
With the proper planning and by incorporating some of the best experience from European models, the U.S. should be able to roll out robust offshore wind development.
Despite what is understood as the limited “wind to grid” capacity in the Gulf of Mexico, the footprint of the region has generated interest in using that relatively expansive geographic scope for various potential wind projects.
An industrial-grade corrosion inhibitor and cleaner prevents rust and electrolysis while improving electrical function in wind-energy components.
With their existing drivetrain monitoring systems, wind-farm owner-operators can now access insights on the health of turbine foundations.
Proper safety measures and training are critical to the advancement of the wind- and renewable-energy industries.
Retrofitting legacy wind turbines and maintaining current capacity with UL-listed products ensures that your systems comply with today’s safety standards regulating the North American market.
Operating wind turbines with a condition monitoring solution equipped with the latest technologies and software enables non-visible existing and emerging faults to be identified earlier in the failure curve.
Talking tool boxes that alert you when a tool hasn’t been properly returned – tool boxes and cribs are doing this, and much more, all in an effort to reduce tool loss on wind farms.
A reliable condition monitoring system can ensure that the electrical bushings – which are at a high risk of exposure – and other key elements are closely watched to avoid the sudden failure of the transformer.
While disruptions and delays kept the U.S. wind market from meeting expectations, 2021 still neared records as federal and state leaders helped offshore wind to finally take off.
New wind farms 50 to 100 miles offshore will be supported by either semi-submersible or spar-buoy floating foundations. These foundations and towers, supporting the wind-turbine generator’s nacelle and blades, incorporate new construction methods and materials resulting in lifespans measured in millennia rather than decades or centuries.
Understanding and managing the weather is the key to safe and successful offshore wind projects.
New offshore wind-farm technologies can ensure that helicopter crews get to and from a site safely.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy partners with Building Pathways South to introduce offshore wind to pre-apprentice participants.
When looking for a wind-turbine site, it’s important to make sure environmental factors such as noise are considered.
This article displays in detail the main stages needed to develop, manufacture, and install a Lenz vertical axis wind turbine.
Internal wind-turbine blade inspection using an innovative drone technology can cut inspection time in half, allowing 40 percent more of the blade to be inspected.
The key to unlocking the potential of existing and new wind assets is to connect the dots and ensure turbines are sharing and acting on crucial data streams to operate for the benefit of the entire wind farm.
While new wind-farm construction is vital for the transition to sustainable energy, the maintenance and upgrade of existing facilities will play an increasingly important role in renewable energy delivery.
It’s important that operator-owners take fire risk assessments seriously in the global wind industry.
A new approach for a short-term wind speed model could optimize the design of offshore wind turbines.
It’s important to tackle turbine downtime and lost energy to counter wind resource volatility.
As the wind industry embraces the importance of Industry 4.0, it becomes more important that the available tools are capable of communicating across multiple platforms.