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.