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Protecting equipment from harsh environments

Ensuring the long-term success of wind systems and the alternative energy sector will require protecting a wide variety of equipment from the elements in...

How drivetrain monitoring systems can pack a hidden punch

Monitoring wind-turbine drivetrains is one of the most cost-effective tools operators have, enabling them to transform the way wind assets are run and slash...

Increasing safety in the workplace

It was about 4:45 a.m. in the summer of 1979. The sun was about to rise over the Atlantic Ocean. As a 17-year-old in...

UL 6141/UL 6142: Electrical standards for turbines in the U.S.

Wind turbines are built to last an average of 20 years or more before they are either repowered — which requires a major component...

Predicting the unpredictable

While the demand for cleaner energy and falling prices has increased the supply of wind power, the growth rate for new wind capacity is...

Adding Intelligence to Your Tool Boxes and Cribs

Tool control comes in all shapes and sizes. While there is no one-size-fits-all, there are plenty of options available to wind farms when it...

Keeping tabs on the transformer

Of all the components in a utility-scale wind or solar project, the Main Step-Up Transformer is probably the most important. The good health of...

Wind industry powers forward despite delays, disruptions

In 2021, disruptions from COVID-19 affected wind markets around the world. Increasing commodity prices and the meteoric rise in freight costs pressured manufacturing margins...

New construction methods for offshore foundations and towers

Offshore wind farms are at the heart of the world’s new environmentally sustainable floating infrastructures. Their efficient energy output will attract other new floating...

How weather-decision support improves safety and reduces risk

Offshore wind development is booming. Following a significant surge in demand for renewable energy and a growing wind-energy market, developers increasingly shift to offshore...

Focusing on helideck safety

Helicopters are an integral part of offshore wind operations. Whether transporting crew members, moving equipment, conducting rescue operations, aiding with turbine maintenance, or conducting...

Getting wind of an opportunity

With the passing of the historic infrastructure bill in August 2021, the backbone of the United States will undergo a transformation over the next...

Ecological noise aspects of wind turbines

This article focuses on the ecological noise problem and economical aspects justifying wind turbine installations. The environmental issue such as physical limits, noise levels,...

Constructing a drag-based wind turbine

Due to the current technological evolution trend, the use of renewable energies seems to be the best suited solution for environmental protection against pollution....

A safer way to look inside the blade

Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy) is a Danish multinational power company based in Fredericia, Denmark. It is the largest energy company in the country,...

Swarming: Adding Value to Wind Assets

The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables is fully underway. Concerted action by industry leaders and investors is set to rapidly accelerate renewable...

Increasing bearing capacity at onshore wind farms

2020 proved to be a pivotal year for the global wind industry, as it recorded its best 12 months with the installation of more...

Avoiding Catastrophe

The aftermaths of most fires are difficult to contend with. Whether in the home, the workplace, in vehicles, or industrial machinery, when a fire...

Investigating offshore methodology

Wind turbines in clean-energy production are like giant pinwheels that convert wind energy into electricity. Some of the strongest and most constant winds are...

The wind at your back

Critics of wind energy waste no time reminding us that wind farms only generate power when the wind blows. Of course, it is not...
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