Archives December 2016


December 2016


Cranes and Wind Power: A Critical Pairing

From the day a turbine is erected, to the time it is ready to be taken down, cranes are necessary tools for building and maintaining wind farms.

Wind energy continues to be a robust industry with wind-farm construction predicted well into 2020. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Vision Report states the U.S. may be able to meet 10 percent of its electricity needs through wind power by 2020 and predicts meeting 20 percent by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050. Since […]
Kate Nation

Extreme Blade Transport

As wind-turbine blades get larger, the challenges of getting them to their final destination increase.

The growth of the wind industry in the last decade has brought with it a push for higher efficiency wind turbines and the ability to bring wind power to geographical areas once thought unsuitable for wind-farm installations. With the challenges and costs associated with transmission of wind power over long distances, the industry has shifted […]
Mihir Patel

Offshore Wind Challenges

Digitalization becomes crucial to supply-chain logistics for North American offshore industry.

Deepwater Wind recently completed construction on its first offshore wind farm in the United States off the coast of Rhode Island. By the end of 2016, an expected 17,000 residents living on Block Island will be the first in the nation to receive power from offshore wind. Once power from Block Island Wind Farm is […]
Karen Cassidy