Training a homegrown offshore wind workforce

Alan Glore’s decision to enroll in the business management program at the Centura College of Allied Health and Trades campus around the corner from...

Protecting turbines from high-frequency voltage

The generator within a wind turbine is capable of producing up to 5 MW of electricity. An unfortunate side effect of that is that...

Preventing lightning damage to turbines

Wind-turbine damage caused by lightning strikes seems unavoidable. After all, wind-turbine farms by their nature are located in a very active weather zones. But...

Using Lidar to reduce uncertainty in offshore wind development

Offshore wind development is gaining momentum around the globe. Expected to constitute more than 20 percent of total wind energy installations by 2025, offshore...

Powering Canada’s net-zero carbon future

Canada wants to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and it is pushing those goals with some interesting organizational changes. And while 2050 may feel...

Winding down maintenance costs

It is no secret that the wind-turbine market is growing. Seen by many as the long-term answer to the future of power generation, the...

Wind: Largest Renewable Energy Source in the U.S.

The U.S. wind industry achieved two remarkable milestones in 2019 thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of the country’s wind-energy workforce. First, we...

Why women need to consider a career in renewables

Gender equality in the workplace is an increasingly pertinent issue. Across industries, there appears to be a continued imbalance with regards to the success...

New high-performance main bearing solutions for wind turbines

Today’s modern wind turbines can produce more than 7 MW of electrical power per unit — with offshore prototypes capable of achieving an output...

Improving the Service Life of Rotating Equipment

Wind turbines are typically designed to support a 20-year life cycle. Components are often subjected to extreme operating and climate conditions that can affect...

Challenges of Bolt Tensioning

If you are involved in wind-energy construction or operations and maintenance, you know that foundation anchor bolt tensioning requires careful attention to the equipment...

The Need for Remote Sensing

Autonomous vehicles. High-resolution maps. Weather forecasts. With advances propelling the technology forward over the past couple of decades, Lidar (light detection and ranging) has...

Concrete spar buoy made with new materials and formwork

More than 80 percent of the ocean resource potential is in deep water. That is ideal for floating offshore wind power. This power is...

Extending the Lifetime of Wind Turbines

Wind turbines have a planned service life of approximately 20 years. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that many turbines are able to operate beyond...

Significant energy benefits

One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, Enercon, is using MasoSine SPS sinusoidal pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group to optimize the delivery...
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