Archives June 2020


June 2020


AI for enhanced wind-turbine monitoring

Artificial intelligence can both support individual condition-monitoring tasks typically done by a conventional CMS and a specialist, as well as support the entire condition-monitoring process up to determining the remaining useful life without intervention from a specialist.

As the worldwide installed capacity of wind turbines increases and plays a bigger role in the energy market, so does the need to ensure maximum availability and production of these turbines, together with minimal levelized cost of energy. Machine condition monitoring is important in this respect and many of the new turbines delivered today already […]
Mike Hastings

Winding down maintenance costs

Why electroplating can be crucial to keeping wind-turbine generator repair costs down.

It is no secret that the wind-turbine market is growing. Seen by many as the long-term answer to the future of power generation, the sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 10 percent during the forecast period 2020-2025, according to Mordor Intelligence. However, this renewable energy source still faces stiff competition […]
Mark Meyer


Siemens to supply high-voltage equipment for U.S. offshore project

Siemens was recently awarded an order from Danish customer Semco Maritime to provide the main electrical equipment for the electrical service platform (ESP) of the offshore wind project Mayflower Wind LLC (Mayflower Wind). The project is in a federal lease area approximately 25 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, in the United States, and will have […]
June 25, 2020

Terma completes ADLS installations for U.S. wind farms

Terma North America has reached a milestone by installing their first two radar-activated aircraft detection lighting systems (ADLS) for wind farms: one in New Hampshire and the other in North Dakota. The ADLS is designed to balance the dark sky desires of the surrounding community with the safety regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]
June 4, 2020

Meteorologist Ron Nierenberg joins ArcVera Renewables

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and storage projects, has employed Ron Nierenberg in its wind-energy team. Nierenberg is an award-winning wind industry veteran and meteorological specialist with 40 years of experience. Nierenberg has more than four decades of experience with meteorological consulting in wind energy. His expertise […]
June 4, 2020

Ingeteam reaches 50 GW installed wind capacity milestone

Ingeteam, a global technology group specializing in electric power conversion, recently announced it commissioned 50 GW of electrical wind power conversion equipment to date, thanks to consistently strong sales of wind-power converters and wind-control cabinets. Ingeteam entered the wind industry in 1995 while working on the development of variable-speed machines. It was the first manufacturer […]
June 4, 2020

Offshore turbine design push could launch Gulf of Mexico market

Turbines that optimize lower wind levels and mitigate hurricane risk could bring zero-subsidy offshore wind to the Gulf of Mexico, experts told New Energy Update. Two new studies by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have revealed the huge potential for offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico. NREL’s analysis, commissioned by the Bureau […]
June 4, 2020

Abaris reopens Reno training facility

Classes at Abaris Training Resources, Inc. (Reno, Nevada) resumed June 1, 2020, after being closed since mid-March due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Abaris team is excited to be getting back to work and will start with two of the most popular courses; Composite Essentials for Engineers and Managers and Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and […]
June 2, 2020