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On offshore wind farms, seafood production may be a breeze

Off the coasts of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands dozens of wind farms whir away, helping Europe switch to renewable energy from fossil...

Protecting your drone: Your most useful tool needs more than a simple toolbox

A few years ago, a company developed a huge drone that could carry a 12- to 15-pound, high-resolution camera. The team that created this...

Protecting assets against new threats

In today’s technology-driven world, where cyber threats dominate headlines and organizations invest significant resources in safeguarding their OT and IT infrastructure from digital threat...

How to refresh offshore wind’s hiring strategy

Historically, offshore wind developers have relied nearly entirely on exporting expertise from Europe to fill open vacancies in developing markets. But exponential growth expected...

Using CNC tech to fabricate turbine blades

The climate change and the current energy crises show more drastically than ever before that the world must turn its back on fossil fuels...

How spiral welding is revolutionizing wind-turbine manufacturing

Manufacturing costs and logistics are two challenges to rapidly integrating more renewable energy into the U.S. power system. This is especially true for tall...

Embracing the transition

When one thinks of U.S offshore wind, the state of Louisiana may not immediately spring to mind; however, the southern state is making some...

Building a broad bipartisan coalition

More than 8,000 representatives from renewable companies and organizations from around the world gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, in May for CLEANPOWER 2023. It was...

Are we facing a renewable energy boom?

Renewable energy has been gaining momentum in recent years as a viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. From solar and wind power to hydro...

Early Union Engagement Key to Offshore Workforce Success

The Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in August 2022, is set to create tens of thousands of new clean-energy jobs by...

Taking the Trouble Out of Troubled Waters

Any floating structure is at the mercy of battering waves, but when that floating structure is a wind turbine, the need for stabilization becomes...

Are We Facing a Renewable Energy Boom?

Renewable energy has been gaining momentum in recent years as a viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. From solar and wind power to hydro...

Progress and Outlook in Wind-Energy Research

Wind-energy research plays a vital role in the possibility of the success story of wind energy as one of the most promising sustainable energy...

Tweaking turbine angles squeezes more power out of wind farms

A new control algorithm for wind farms that alters how individual turbines are oriented into the wind promises to boost farms’ overall efficiency and...

The Application of AI Across Wind Energy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted a hotter than normal summer for nearly the entire contiguous U.S. The issue was compounded by...

Can Vibrations be Good for Business?

How much does condition monitoring save the typical wind farm? This question was put to me during a recent conference on innovations in the wind...

Inspiring and training the next generation of wind techs

Wind power is here, and it is here to stay. As a testament to that, the U.S. Wind Turbine Database estimates there are more than...

Tackling the Headwinds

Looking at the growth record of wind energy and other renewables in the U.S. is an ideal way to see how far clean-energy alternatives...

Navigating early wind’s midlife crisis

Wind energy is no longer new, and a growing collection of generation assets has been operational for well over a decade. With the first...

Tackling some of wind’s construction challenges

As offshore wind takes off in the U.S., it becomes even more vital that the infrastructure is in place to ensure wind farms are...