Archives August 2021


August 2021


Automating wind-turbine lubrication for sustainability

With more demands on lubricants and the importance of the function they provide, it is clear newer technologies will be needed to secure their continuous quality.

Since the beginning of the use of lubricants 5,500 years ago, there have been constant efforts to find ways to keep the lubricant clean and last longer. Early lubricants required frequent replacement. How did we know it needed replacing? Wheels started falling off carts at regular intervals. Folks knew that they needed to re-lubricate before […]
Mickey Walsh

Elevating hub heights of offshore WTGs without elevating cost

The new advanced direct drive wind turbine generators require strong winds to turn their large blades. Larger, stronger towers are necessary to reach the higher elevations where the wind blows consistently.

Currently, the strength of a large direct drive wind turbine generator (DD/WTG) tower is achieved using various grades of steel that can affect the weight and cost of the structure. The lower the grade of steel, the lower the cost but the higher the weight. A higher grade of steel can reduce the weight of […]
Andy Filak


American Clean Power 2Q market report shows record installations

  Clean Power Quarterly 2021 Q2 Market Report, recently released by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers commissioned 5,620 MW of clean power capacity in the second quarter of 2021, a 13 percent increase over 2020’s second quarter volume. Additions for the first half of 2021 totaled 9,915 MW, the highest record […]
August 30, 2021

Next decade will see more demand for wind farms

Demand for wind farms will increase over the next decade, according to offshore wind analyst Zac Ward. In 2020, spending on offshore renewable projects was higher than that of offshore oil and gas spending, by an estimate of $12 billion, with $43 billion for oil and gas and $56 billion for renewable energy. Newly built […]
August 5, 2021

Leosphere launches new tech for wind measurement

Leosphere has launched WindCube Complex Terrain Ready, to deliver wind measurement in terrains from moderate to the most complex. The offering includes Leosphere’s patented Flow Complexity Recognition (FCR) software, and the Computational Fluid Dynamics correction method to deliver accurate and trusted measurement. “With wind energy being one of the fastest-growing sources of sustainable energy production, […]
August 5, 2021

BOEM seeks input on California wind

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a request for information from the public and to determine interest from industries in offshore wind energy development in central California. The areas involved are within the Morro Bay Call Area East and West Extensions, a 399-square-mile area of central California. BOEM […]
August 5, 2021

X1 Wind expands team to ramp up commercial operations

X1 Wind has made new appointments to help accelerate full-scale commercial operations. New additions include Strategy and Business Development Director João Neves, Mechanical Engineer Javier G. Cervilla and Junior Structural Engineer Lucy Milde. The recruits come from a variety of backgrounds, including Boston Consulting Group, General Electric and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Our new recruits […]
August 5, 2021

US Wind picks up speed in Maryland

US Wind, the only offshore wind company that focuses exclusively on developing clean energy for Maryland, announced progress for its offshore wind plans, including labor agreements and an agreement for a new port facility. The labor agreements with the Baltimore-D.C. Building and Construction Trades and IBEW will support current and future projects, including the 22-turbine […]
August 5, 2021