Archives May 2019


May 2019


Demand for wind drives record year

Companies thirsty for renewable alternatives, technological advances, and the potential of offshore are just a few of the driving forces that propelled wind energy into a successful and profitable 2018.

American wind power continued to push forward and reach new heights in 2018 — it was a record-setting year for corporate wind purchasing as customer demand for affordable, reliable, and clean energy continued to rise. Technology progressed further and more of the country’s electricity came from wind energy than ever before. That also means more […]
John Hensley

Hydrogen-based wind-energy storage

Hydrogen as an energy storage medium provides an alternative pathway that not only helps to integrate renewable power generation, but also enables the decarbonization of the transportation and natural-gas sectors.

Renewable wind and solar technologies are bringing power to millions across the world with little-to-no adverse environmental impacts. There are a significant number of large new offshore wind farms due to come online over the next few years, and the overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2018 reached 600 […]
Angus Brown, Rob Harvey

The Future of Wind Energy

Positive growth throughout the wind energy industry is achievable with wind turbine maintenance software.

The worldwide increase in demand for renewable energy has fueled the investment and technological advancements in wind turbines. But the largest opportunities are not necessarily the newest designs or the largest turbines — they are in the maintenance processes used to maintain existing turbines and install future turbines. The winds of change are blowing, and […]
Genevieve Pfeiffer


AWEA announces new CLEANPOWER exhibition hub

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently announced the creation of CLEANPOWER, a new exhibition hub that will bring together the utility-scale wind power, solar power, and energy-storage industries when it launches in Denver next May. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan broke the news during WINDPOWER 2019’s Welcome General Session. “The future of American energy is […]
May 30, 2019

EdgeData welcomes new director of operations

EdgeData, LLC recently added Lorie Hines as director of operations. In this role, Hines will manage operations of BladeEdge, EdgeData’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven image analysis engine for the wind industry. “Lorie brings valuable insight and experience to the BladeEdge team during a time of rapid growth,” said Chris Shroyer, president and co-founder of EdgeData. “She […]
May 8, 2019

Pure Safety Group introduces Checkmate Tr3 Tripod

Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has introduced the Checkmate TR3 Tripod, used as Personal Protective Equipment to access workers and provide fall protection in confined space environments. The tripod features an innovative new crown and foot design that makes it stronger yet more lightweight than other tripods. The […]
May 8, 2019

Kardie Equipment to unveil truck in Houston

Kardie Equipment, the largest truck mounted aerial work platform vendor in North America, will be exhibiting at AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 in Houston, Texas. The conference is May 20–23. Kardie will be exhibiting at booth #3803. In partnership with Bronto Skylift, representatives from Kardie will be at the booth to present the 230-foot XR to North […]
May 8, 2019

Siemens Gamesa first turbine maker to get investment grade rating

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has become the first wind turbine manufacturer to attain an investment grade rating. The company obtained a BBB-long-term credit rating, with positive outlook, from Standard & Poor’s (S&P), and a Baa3 outlook stable rating from Moody’s. Siemens Gamesa has debuted in the public rating arena within investment grade. S&P highlighted […]
May 8, 2019

Connecticut governor announces offshore wind plan

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont recently announced that the state and its partners have reached an agreement on a harbor development plan for State Pier in New London that will enable its revitalization and put in place the needed components to establish the region as a central hub in New England for the developing offshore wind […]
May 8, 2019