Archives March 2019


March 2019


Wind Farms of Tomorrow • Automating Visual Inspections with Drones and AI

AI-based autonomous drones can complete visual inspections for the entire turbine in as little as 15 minutes, which is 10 times more efficient than traditional methods.

Today, wind energy contributes more than 6 percent of the nation’s electricity supply, more than 10 percent of total electricity generation in 14 states, and more than 30 percent in four of those states. However, as with other renewable energies, the wind-power industry still faces many obstacles. One of the biggest challenges to growth remains […]
Yan Ke, Ph.D.

Seven Years of Solid Results

Field testing confirms the long-life potential for Timken™ wear-resistant mainshaft bearings in wind turbines.

Most wind turbines are built for a 20-year lifespan, but as many owners and operators have come to find out, problems with original mainshaft bearings can arise at any time — often within the first few years. The Timken Company, as a bearing and mechanical transmission solutions leader, has been active in the North American […]
Caleb Chovan


Uptake wins ‘New Energy Pioneer’ award

Industrial artificial intelligence leader, Uptake, was recently named a 2019 New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF). The award recognizes ground-breaking companies fueling the transition to a lower-carbon economy and bringing new ideas for business models, technologies, market structures, and commercial opportunities. “I’m proud of the entire Uptake team and our commitment to […]
March 28, 2019