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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...

Inspection of Composite Turbine Blades with Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology

1. Introduction In-service wind turbines operate in harsh environments. While the wind blades are subjected to a high-level of stress, other components of wind turbines...

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...

Building an American CTV supply chain

It’s no secret that, to build an offshore wind industry, you first need to build boats. U.S. offshore wind is still nascent, but, with...

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...

How do offshore wind farms change the wind?

November saw the start of the X-Wakes “Interaction Between the Wakes of Large Offshore Wind Farms and Wind Farm Clusters With the Marine Atmospheric...

Case study: Turbine ‘multi-tasking’

Argentina is serious about increasing its renewable energy resources, aiming for 20 percent of its power to come from renewables by 2025. The country...

Additive Manufacturing in Blade Production

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been around for a little over 30 years. It brought agile development into the manufacturing world because companies could now...

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...

Offshore wind’s westward expansion

Permitting and financing offshore wind projects is a complex business — but one that has made great strides on the East Coast of the...

Wind energy the competitive choice for canada

n Canada and around the world, wind energy is providing more affordable and clean energy than ever before. Today, wind energy is installed in...

Offshore Wind is Ready for its American Moment

Offshore wind has arrived in the U.S., and it is poised to take flight off the East Coast. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

MARKET OUTLOOK:  U.S. experiencing wind-power boom

American wind power has seen a consistent string of strong years and so far, 2019 is proving to be no exception. In fact, in...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Women in renewables: Pioneers of inclusivity

It’s no secret that renewable energy is a rapidly growing market. With more than 250,000 expected new jobs in renewables by 2020 in the...

MARKET OUTLOOK: The long and windy road

It may be easy to look at spinning wind turbines and not be in awe of the plethora of hoops developers have to jump...

Lubricate Now, Save More Later

Wind turbines have been favored in many areas because of their ability to provide communities with environmentally friendly energy. According to Machinery Lubrication, most...

Cracking down on foundation cracks

We all know that the highly engineered foundation is of fundamental importance to the longevity and soundness of a wind-turbine generator. Even so, foundations...
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