Archives November 2020


November 2020



NREL Advanced Manufacturing Research moves wind turbine blades toward recyclability

A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, rendering renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process. The use of a thermoplastic resin has been validated at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of thermoplastic resin by manufacturing a […]
December 4, 2020

Sealing solution meets challenges of larger turbine designs

Global sealing technology expert James Walker has launched a new innovative version of its Walkersele® rotary lip seal, following an in-depth research and development project in collaboration with wind-turbine and bearing OEMs. The new product, Walkersele® X-Gen, meets the challenges of the increasing size of turbine designs — maintaining effective sealing against deflected shafts or […]
December 4, 2020

Siemens Gamesa appoints Marc Becker as CEO of Offshore

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy recently announced that Marc Becker is to return to the company as CEO of its industry-leading offshore business. Becker served as managing director for Germany and head of Offshore Sales and Projects at Siemens Gamesa before leaving the company in early 2020. In the latter role, and previously as COO of […]
December 4, 2020

Logisticus teams with Georgia Tech for blade re-use project

Wind turbines are, by design, green solutions for the production of power. Wind turbines produce zero carbon emissions; however, the blades themselves pose an environmental challenge as the blades depreciate. To address this concern, the Georgia Institute of Technology in partnership with Logisticus Groupwas awarded the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) grant. The Partnerships for Innovation Program within […]
December 4, 2020

Vineyard Wind selects GE to supply turbines

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, recently announced that the company has selected GE as its preferred supplier of wind turbine generators for its Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first utility-scale offshore wind installation in the United States. “The selection of GE as our preferred turbine supplier means that […]
December 4, 2020

NOIA outlines offshore energy priorities for Biden Administration

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) released the NOIA Offshore Wind Priorities List for Biden Administration and the Importance of Gulf of Mexico Energy Production to the United States. The documents are a pair of offshore energy priority proposals, detailing offshore oil, natural gas, and wind policies that President-elect Joe Biden should pursue to bolster […]
November 24, 2020