Archives January 2020


January 2020


Challenges of Bolt Tensioning

As the number of rods in foundations increases, making sure those bolts are given the proper tension becomes a priority during construction and O&M projects.

If you are involved in wind-energy construction or operations and maintenance, you know that foundation anchor bolt tensioning requires careful attention to the equipment and procedures to achieve effective and precise results. There have been some real challenges of late as engineers design foundations with larger rods, more rods, and greater tension. To date, the […]
Joe Bruce

The Need for Remote Sensing

As the global demand for energy accelerates, wind and other renewable solutions are an increasingly integral piece of the global energy demand puzzle — and Lidar is an essential technology unlocking the future of the wind-energy industry.

Autonomous vehicles. High-resolution maps. Weather forecasts. With advances propelling the technology forward over the past couple of decades, Lidar (light detection and ranging) has conquered an increasing amount of applications, radically altering every industry from agriculture to mining to robotics and spaceflight — and wind energy is the latest frontier. The backbone of remote sensing, […]
Florian Rebeyrat


Product training for corrosion protection on turbines scheduled

In cooperation with Sika Deutschland GmbH, WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH is again offering free product training this year for customers from the wind-energy and hydraulic steel structures sector. The training will cover the use of SikaCor® SW-1000 RepaCor for the professional repair of corrosion protection of onshore and offshore wind turbines and hydraulic steel structures. The event […]
February 6, 2020

Aerox to market its leading-edge protection system for turbine blades

The company Aerox has just brought to market its leading-edge protection system for wind turbine blades; 20 months of work have been necessary to scale up the manufacturing and application processes of Aerox AHP LEP System, the innovative solution of the company for the protection against erosion of the leading edge of wind turbine blades. […]
February 6, 2020

Rope Partner secures new investors to meet demand for turbine services

Rope Partner, Inc., an international leader in wind-turbine blade repair, maintenance, and performance-enhancing services, has been acquired by funds advised by Magnesium Capital LLP (Magnesium). In the last decade, the global wind market has rapidly expanded, with the majority of operating capacity installed since 2009. Providing the required operations and maintenance (O&M) services for these […]
February 6, 2020

Onyx Insight and Castrol partner to deliver independent oil sensor study

ONYX InSight, a leading provider of predictive maintenance to the wind industry, together with Castrol, one of the leading experts in industrial lubricants, have embarked on a multi-phase study designed to uncover the potential of combining oil and vibration data on the accuracy of wind turbine health monitoring. With the objective to bring the most […]
February 6, 2020

Americas wind installations rise 12% in 2019 to 13.4 GW

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2019, an increase of 12 percent on the previous year, which saw 11,892 MW installed. In North America (Canada and the U.S.), new capacity additions grew […]
February 6, 2020

Bachmann expands its wind retrofit capabilities with team acquisition

Bachmann electronic, an industry leader in wind automation solutions, recently strengthened its significant expertise by acquiring a team of 10 wind-energy experts. With more than 20 years’ experience in turbine control technology, the new team in Rendsburg/Büdelsdorf, Germany, will concentrate on the global turbine retrofit market. Their target is to provide turbine Life Time Extention […]
January 28, 2020

Acciona puts its ninth U.S. wind farm into service in Texas

Acciona recently put the Palmas Altas Wind Farm into service. Its second Texas project and ninth U.S. wind farm, the project represents a total investment of about $200 million and increases Acciona’s generating capacity in ERCOT to 238 MW. The wind farm features 46 Nordex technology wind turbines totaling 145 MW capacity. Palmas Altas is […]
January 6, 2020

Greenbyte Energy Cloud supports Skyline Renewables

U.S. independent renewable energy company Skyline Renewables has selected Greenbyte’s Energy Cloud to monitor and maximize the performance of its growing portfolio. With its ability to pull data from technologically and geographically diverse sources, the cloud-based asset management and monitoring platform will effectively support Skyline’s growth ambitions as the business targets 3 GW of wind […]
January 6, 2020

Vestas to become carbon-neutral by 2030

Vestas is excited to announce it will be a carbon-neutral company by no later than 2030 — the first of many initiatives to increase our sustainability performance. For Vestas, the reality of the climate crisis is at the center of our business. In more than 40 years of pioneering and leading the wind energy industry, […]
January 6, 2020

Production Tax Credit gets extension through 2020

President Donald Trump recently signed into law a spending and tax bill that includes an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) for one year. The bill also raises the value of the PTC to 1.5 cents/kilowatt hour. “This bipartisan bill is a major win for American consumers,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. […]
January 6, 2020

Pattern Energy starts construction on repowering of Gulf Wind Facility in Texas

Pattern Energy Group Inc. recently announced it has closed financing and started construction on the repowering of its Gulf Wind facility in Kenedy County, Texas. Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of removing the current wind turbines and replacing them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-108 turbines, which will generate 271 MW of capacity, […]
January 6, 2020