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Case study: Wind farm built despite challenges

Most construction crews build on urban or suburban sites and transport equipment on existing roads, but in the world of wind farms, extreme conditions...

Keeping up with market needs

Stronger focus on net zero goals is driving a huge surge for wind power. According to recent reports, 2020 marked the wind-energy sector’s best...

Formulating load-sharing behavior in epicyclic gears for wind turbines

In an ideal epicyclic gear set, every parallel gear path transmits the same amount of torque. However, it is well known that certain manufacturing...

High-volume shredding of oversize turbine blades now possible

In the wind-power industry, when turbines are eventually decommissioned or wind farms upgraded in a process called repowering, wind-turbine blades must either be disposed...

Canada’s energy future looks bright

With a global pandemic wreaking havoc and uncertainty on so many industries over the last 18 months, anyone watching the news would expect it...

Floating wind developers: It’s time to think smarter

The offshore wind industry has yet to reach its full potential. But, over the last 10 years, innovative designs and advanced technology has lowered...

Offshore Wind: The new gold rush

The offshore wind industry is gaining momentum thanks to ambitious environmental targets, competitive costs, and huge market potential. This renewable source of energy provides...

Automating wind-turbine lubrication for sustainability

Since the beginning of the use of lubricants 5,500 years ago, there have been constant efforts to find ways to keep the lubricant clean...

Elevating hub heights of offshore WTGs without elevating cost

Currently, the strength of a large direct drive wind turbine generator (DD/WTG) tower is achieved using various grades of steel that can affect the...

Technology, infrastructure key to U.S. offshore success

The Biden administration made news earlier this year with a bold pledge to reduce the United States’ carbon emissions by at least 50 percent...

Turbines and fire risk

The wind industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth as part of the nation’s efforts to fully decarbonize the U.S. energy system by...

Safe continued operation of wind turbines

For design reasons, most wind-energy converters (WEC) have a design life of 20 years. At the end of this period, owners or managers can...

The need for met-tower maintenance

In an age where the cost for everything is rising at an alarming rate, the last thing companies want to add is another expense....

Drones can make inspections safer

Offshore wind capacity around the world now tops 31.9 GW, with expectations of an additional 11.8 GW growth by year’s end. Market development is...

Providing predictive healthcare

The Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) monitoring and diagnostic group plays a very special service role in the operation and maintenance of wind...

Expanded U.S. wind-energy capacity

Extensive research is underway to determine how to maximize the amount of electricity generated from wind power. This work is important because it will...

The United States’ far offshore wind-turbine challenge

More than 40 percent of the U.S. population lives near the coast, and the demand for clean sustainable energy is skyrocketing. Renewable energy is...

Wind powers through pandemic

2020 was not the year most people expected as the COVID-19 pandemic swept worldwide. However, it was a banner year for U.S. wind energy,...

U.S. offshore wind primed for growth

According to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, wind power in the United States has tripled in the...

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...
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