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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...

Reducing Costs from the Ground Down

To lower the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) generated by wind energy, the next generation of wind-turbine foundation solutions should be optimized to reduce...

The Importance of being Proactive

A wind turbine’s gearbox, generator, and blades are the focus of intensive maintenance because (1) they’re subject to a lot of stress and wear...

Detecting loosened bolts on offshore wind turbines

For the problem of loosened bolts in the long-term operation of an offshore wind turbine, we proposed a device to detect loosened bolts. The...

Maintenance-Free-Bolting concept for bolts up to M80 (3 1/8”)

ITH Bolting Technology is a leading global system supplier in bolting technology providing bolting tools, engineering, fasteners and service. Under their brand, IHF Fastener...

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...

Virtual site survey for wind-turbine monitoring

As downtime and service costs play an increasingly important role in the wind-power sector, most wind turbines manufactured today are equipped with a factory...

A new floating foundation concept

Developers of clean energy are ready to deploy large, efficient 10-MW to 20-MW direct drive wind turbine generators (DDWTG) in far offshore, deep-water wind...

Challenges in implementing offshore wind power

Wind power continues to offer a potential alternative approach for generating electricity that is more environmentally friendly. But the severe operating conditions placed on...

A data-driven approach to offshore wind in the U.S.

Twenty-seven miles off the coast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, cutting edge research is under way. Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind, a project...

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...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Wind builds the future for Fortune 1000 companies

Companies in nearly every sector of the economy are building a new future for how to do business —they’re powering their stores, factories, and...

Non-destructive testing of turbine foundations

Proper quality control and quality assurance procedures are necessary to ensure safe and reliable performance of wind turbines. Various inspection tools and procedures have...

 Training  in the wake of corona

At the height of the global pandemic, as little as 24 percent of the usual amount of safety training was available for the world’s...

Where to locate wind farms?

Wind power is emerging as a sustainable source of electricity. As we know, finding solutions for improving the reliability and durability of gearboxes is...

MARKET OUTLOOK: ‘An exciting milestone’ for North Carolina

North Carolina has taken the first step toward what observers say is a crucial study of offshore wind — issuing a request for proposals...

AI for enhanced wind-turbine monitoring

As the worldwide installed capacity of wind turbines increases and plays a bigger role in the energy market, so does the need to ensure...

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...

U.S. Forecasts Call for Offshore Wind

Offshore wind projects are major undertakings that involve a vast array of stakeholders, so the key to the success of an offshore project is...
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