Friday, October 23, 2020

Crosswinds

Copying the Power of Nature

Traditional wind turbines have been spinning and creating electricity for almost half a century. And although the technology that creates that power has evolved over...

Power Generation with Magical Inspiration

The science behind producing renewable energy may sometimes seem like magic. That bit of poetic license has not been lost on the creative team behind...

Big Help in a Small Package

Wind turbines continue to get bigger. The downside is that as they get bigger, they also get heavier. But promising research being done at American...

Getting Rid of the Shakes

The effects of seismic activity and wind excitation on tall structures can run the gamut from costly repairs to dangerous destruction. Engineers are now helping...

Strong Winds Ahead

Without gazing into an actual crystal ball, it can be tough to see exactly which way the breeze may be blowing for the wind...

Experiencing Turbulence

Some surprising findings about how the wind behaves at the Cape Wind tower near Nantucket Sound might end up being good tidings for offshore...

Coping with Cables

Transporting the power generated by offshore turbines takes a lot of cable — miles and miles of it, in fact. Damage to even a small...

Wind energy a key to ‘Tomorrowland’

An interesting development in the wind-energy industry is reminiscent in a way to a recent movie from Disney — “Tomorrowland.” In the flick, a girl...

Thank You for Making Windpower 2016 a Success!

Wind Systems would like to thank all Windpower 2016 attendees who stopped by our booth in New Orleans and helped make this year’s conference...

ABB To Supply Special Transformers for the World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbines

ABB recently announced that it will deploy 40 transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI...

How Two of the South’s Most Beloved Eagles Are Making Turbines Safer for All...

Spirit, a 20-year-old bald eagle, and Nova, a 17-year-old golden eagle also known as War Eagle VII, are famous in college football and the...

Google X Reaches New Heights with Makani Energy Kites

Makani doesn’t make a typical steel wind turbine tower, such as GE’s widely used 1.5-MW model that consists of 116-foot blades on top of...

Wind Turbine Blades of the Future Could Be Recyclable

What do you do with a wind turbine that is no longer operational? This question is becoming more and more relevant as the expiration...

How Brazilian Wind Farms Benefit from GE’s Largest Acquisition

South America’s vast Pampas stretch over three countries and cover an area larger than France. Farmers in the region have long discovered the appeal...

Wind Energy in Australia

Low operating costs and extensive availability make wind one of the most advantageous and effective renewable energy sources. To harness wind energy, large wind...

United Wind Helps People Harvest Wind Energy in Their Own Backyards

United Wind Inc., a provider of distributed wind energy solutions, recently secured $13.5 million in financing from the U.S. Bank and the New York...

Google to Buy Vestas’ Shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

The share purchase agreement was announced in Washington, D.C., in connection with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum...

New Atlas Could Help Wind Energy Sweep Across Great Lakes

By compiling meteorological wind data derived from several sources, Cornell University and the Technical University of Denmark scientists have assembled the first full observational...

EDF Energies Nouvelles’ First Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

The first crowdfunding campaign launched in France by EDF Energies Nouvelles has exceeded its initial fundraising target by 35 percent. The aim was to...

No, Not That Bat Signal!

A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Texas A&M University is developing a blade-mounted, ultrasonic whistle for wind turbines that...
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