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Assembling offshore wind turbines

The United States offshore wind energy industry is growing, with planned commitments to build 26 GW of offshore wind projects along the East Coast...

Taking a cue from nature

Sweden’s first wooden wind tower has been constructed on the island of Björkö outside Gothenburg. The tower is 30 meters high and recently was...

Preventing thermal runaway before it begins

Utilities are increasingly turning to a battery energy storage systems (BESS) in a variety of sizes and power outputs to deliver reliable back-up power,...

Advancements in Distribution Grid Monitoring

The power distribution grid is undergoing unprecedented levels of change. The traditional one-way model of voltage regulation presumed voltages dropping predictably along feeders from...

Cleanest of the Clean

By definition, every form of renewable energy offers environmental benefits. Whether for solar, wind, geothermal, or any of the many other renewable sources, there...

Why are my turbines underperforming?

Wind power has come a long way in the past decade. Thanks to billions of dollars of investment, wind power has grown faster than...

A Renewable Future is Now in Reach

Companies in the renewable energy industry have historically faced cost challenges in creating a sustainable business model, preventing renewable energy sources from challenging traditional...

Turning Out the Lights

Xcel Energy’s Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County, North Dakota, will soon be operational, bringing with it a convergence of technologies that will have...

Digitalization strategies to extend turbine life

The wind energy industry has reached a crossroads in operation and maintenance due to a confluence of factors. The first generation of large-scale turbine...

Extra value with minimal cost

Today’s world is all about data, and wind turbine reliability is no exception. ONYX InSight maintains a database of every turbine fault it has...

Fundamentals of Wind Turbines

The rising concerns over climate change, environmental pollution, and energy security have increased interest in developing renewable energy. We are seeing an unparalleled enthusiasm,...

The Future of the Grid

There is a global energy transition underway, and Canada has a huge opportunity to join the front ranks of this vital project,” said Chris...

Better Tools of the Trade

The last thing a wind technician wants to haul up a turbine is a heavy, cumbersome torque wrench to repair a hydraulic actuator out...

Building New Towers – One Piece at a Time

As the demand for taller wind turbines increases, the challenge of transporting steel structures pushing 200 meters to their final destination increases along with...

Technologies Transforming Wind

Wind power is on the rise. In the U.S. alone, the wind industry invested more than $11 billion in new power plants in 2017...

Making U.S. offshore wind a reality

Expect the path to offshore wind in the U.S. to be filled with its fair share of challenges, but facing and solving those challenges...

Looking for lightning

Lightning and tall objects don’t really play well together. And since wind turbines are, by their very nature, extremely tall, that means nature often uses...

Showing true ‘metal’

Humans have been making things from copper for more than 8,000 years. Through the centuries, this versatile, highly conductive metal has gone from being...

Keeping an Eye on Bats

Whenever big mechanical systems are constructed, there’s always a risk that it might interfere with wildlife. That is often the nature of progress. Massive wind...

New tech grows from tiny seed

Wind can’t be made, but what if there was a way to take better advantage of the wind that’s available? The experts from Biome Renewables...
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