Turning Tower Lights Off
FAA manager discusses the history and future of obstruction lighting.
Jim Patterson, manager of the FAA’s airport safety R&D section at the William J Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, talks about obstruction lighting control for wind turbines. Lundquist: There are some people who object to the wind-turbine aircraft warning lights at night. There is technology that allows the lights to remain off […]
Aluminum Vs. Copper Conductors
How to reduce cost through the electrical cable supply chain.
Each year at the AWEA WINDPOWER expo, there seems to be a buzz within each sector of the wind industry’s supply chain. This year was no different. Within the wire-and-cable industry, everyone is talking about continued cost reductions in the supply chain. Two cost areas in particular are the overall cost of the supply chain […]
Analysis of Aged Wind Turbines for Continued Operation
Many factors are considered in assessing aged wind turbines for continued operation through and beyond their design lives.
As the global population of wind turbines continues to increase, large portions of the population are aging and ultimately approaching the end of their design lives. By 2020, approximately 65 percent of the U.S. fleet, comprising 30,000 turbines, will have been in operation for more than 10 years.1 Similar situations exist in other countries that […]
Canada’s largest wind-energy event to explore energy transition
Wind energy’s pivotal role in Canada’s transition to a low-carbon future will be in the spotlight when industry leaders gather this fall for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 2017 conference and exhibition. CanWEA and its partner Hannover Fairs (Canada) have unveiled the program for this year’s event, set for October 3-5 at the Palais […]
August 4, 2017
Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announce Americaâs largest wind farm
Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, recently announced a 2,000-MW wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art […]
July 27, 2017
Wind-industry development up 40 percent in strong second quarter
More than 40 percent more wind-power projects are under construction or advanced development in America than at this time last year, according to second-quarter results released July 27, 2017, by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Across the country, 29 wind projects, representing a combined 3,841 MW, announced that they either began construction or entered […]
July 27, 2017