Thursday, July 25, 2024

Beating the heat Protecting wind-energy workers from climate change

As the world transitions toward renewable energy to combat climate change, the wind-energy sector has seen remarkable growth in recent years. Wind farms, both...

Detecting blade problems before they become an issue

Condition monitoring can cover a wide array of preventive measures to ensure wind turbines function optimally. In many cases, this monitoring is focused on...

Recovery on the horizon for U.S. wind

After a year of lackluster onshore deployments and turbulence in the offshore sector, the U.S. wind industry appears poised to embark on a resurgence...

Cultivating wind resources in the Gulf of Mexico

For generations, oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has been a leading driver of employment across South Louisiana, creating and sustaining...

3D printing vs. CNC machining for component manufacturing

In the face of rising pressure to meet sustainability goals, manufacturers are urgently seeking the most energy efficient ways to produce parts for demanding...

Energize wind operations with more modern control

As renewable energy gains more traction in the global economy, wind-farm owners and operators have new opportunities as what was once a niche market...

Lidar vs. Met masts for wind-energy measurement

Our ability to harness the power of the wind plays a pivotal role in the transition to a greener and more sustainable future. Staring...

Headwinds for offshore construction

Renewable energy development in the United States has grown significantly in recent years. That development is driven by governmental requirements, including renewable portfolio standards;...

Unlocking big savings: The role of predictive maintenance in component reliability

As demand for clean energy rises, the wind industry is scaling rapidly to keep pace with the energy transition. With Wood Mackenzie expecting 1.4...

Taking advantage of renewable energy potential

Ahead of Electricity Transformation Canada, the country’s largest renewable energy and storage conference, Wind Systems sat down with the Canadian Renewable Energy Association’s President...

Laying the foundation for wind turbines now and in the future

In 2000, the average land-based wind turbine had a hub height of 190 feet, a rotor diameter of 173 feet, and produced 900 kW...

Medium voltage cables for wind-power collection systems

Extruded-dielectric medium voltage (MV) power cables make up the backbone of underground power distribution systems. The construction of MV underground distribution cable provides for...

Bearing and gearbox failures: Challenge to wind turbines

With ever increasing energy requirements, the energy sector is seeing an unparalleled growth in renewable energy production with wind energy in the lead. Land-based,...

New Policy Blows New Life into Wind

Long-awaited policy certainty provides a critical shot-in-the arm for the wind industry, leading to a growing pipeline and reinvigorated domestic supply chain. Last year will...

AI Turbocharges Renewables: Successfully Scaling a Diversified Fleet

The global community’s expectations for corporations have changed as climate-related catastrophes continue to strike with increasing devastation. In 2020, Bloomberg investigated board members across...

Back and Forth with Oscillating Bearings

Cranes, wind-turbine blades, and airplane wing flaps all have a similar problem: The bearings that help them rotate don’t go in a full circle....

AI Applications in Wind-Energy Systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been receiving a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason; this technology has the potential to revolutionize...

Lidar: The Path Forward for Wind Resource Assessment

The development of a successful wind-farm project depends on the developers’ knowledge of how much energy can be produced in the potential development area....

Building Wind, Building a Workforce

Achieving net zero will require us to simultaneously clean up and dramatically scale up electricity generation to two and half times today’s levels by...

Maximizing the Potential of High-Power Wind Turbines

Offshore wind, now globally recognized as a proven and reliable source of renewable energy, is likely to maintain a high growth rate in the...