Archives March 2022


March 2022


Ecological noise aspects of wind turbines

When looking for a wind-turbine site, it’s important to make sure environmental factors such as noise are considered.

This article focuses on the ecological noise problem and economical aspects justifying wind turbine installations. The environmental issue such as physical limits, noise levels, tower-design constraints, disturbances of local ecological system, effects on radio communications and television signals, zoning restrictions, and impacts on bird life must be studied in detail prior to the selection of […]
Abhishek Choubey, Neha Choubey

Constructing a drag-based wind turbine

This article displays in detail the main stages needed to develop, manufacture, and install a Lenz vertical axis wind turbine.

Due to the current technological evolution trend, the use of renewable energies seems to be the best suited solution for environmental protection against pollution. This article aims to present the methodology used for the manufacturing and assembling processes of a drag-based, vertical-axis wind turbine, the steps for both processes being addressed broadly. The manufactured vertical-axis […]
I.O. Bucur, I. Malae, B. Duran, D. Preda

A safer way to look inside the blade

Internal wind-turbine blade inspection using an innovative drone technology can cut inspection time in half, allowing 40 percent more of the blade to be inspected.

Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy) is a Danish multinational power company based in Fredericia, Denmark. It is the largest energy company in the country, and a global leader in promoting practices that are friendly to the environment and designed to help reduce climate change. Ørsted has investments in a variety of green energy solutions, including: […]
Zacc Dukowitz


Biden-Harris administration announces lease sale offshore of the Carolinas

The Department of the Interior recently announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind-energy auction for two lease areas offshore of the Carolinas on May 11. The lease areas cover 110,091 acres in the Carolina Long Bay area that, if developed, could result in […]
March 29, 2022

Megger Enhances Wind Turbine Test Leads

Megger, a manufacturer and supplier of test and measurement equipment used within the electric power, building wiring, and telecommunication industries, has enhanced its KC series of test leads used with wind turbines. The new leads can be used either in a manufacturing plant or in the field for maintenance. KC-C test leads are lightweight, making […]
March 3, 2022

Verton, Crosby Group expand load orientation technology

Verton and The Crosby Group are expanding Verton’s load orientation technology in North America. Crosby Group,  Verton’s master distributor for the Americas, has invested in additional units for deployment in the U.S and Canada, as well as key team members to support the growing business. The Verton range of lifting solutions includes land-based and offshore […]
March 3, 2022

Western Spirit Wind projects open in New Mexico

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) announced the grand opening of its Western Spirit Wind power facilities, comprised of four wind power projects located in Guadalupe, Lincoln, and Torrance Counties in central New Mexico, totaling more than 1,050 megawatts (MW) of clean power capacity, enough to meet the electricity needs of 900,000 Americans each year. […]
March 3, 2022

Yaw ring system could extend wind turbine life

Danish machining firm CNC Onsite has developed an invention for repairing wind turbine yaw rings on site. The patented system could eliminate expensive, time-consuming disassembly of the rotor and nacelle for replacement. The yaw ring is a crucial component in securing maximum power production from a wind turbine and is complex and costly to replace. […]
March 3, 2022

American Clean Power CEO applauds Biden clean energy provisions

American Clean Power Organization CEO Heather Zichal praised President Joe Biden’s March 1 State of the Union mentions about clean energy and climate change. “President Biden’s first State of the Union address was emphatic and unmistakably clear about the urgency of rapid clean energy investment. The invasion of Ukraine reminded us that bullies like Vladimir […]
March 3, 2022