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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;...

How spiral welding is revolutionizing wind-turbine manufacturing

Manufacturing costs and logistics are two challenges to rapidly integrating more renewable energy into the U.S. power system. This is especially true for tall...

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...

Time to repower your wind-energy site?

To take advantage of better technology and current tax credits, wind-energy facility owners are repowering their sites, often before the end of the turbines’...

Exploring wind potential in the Gulf of Mexico

The August 29 federal auction of Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the Gulf of Mexico marked the first major opportunity for offshore wind developers...

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...

Greases for slow and steady wind-turbine bearings

Wind turbines use the same types of mechanical components as other mechanical systems — bearings, gears, and drive shafts — but their size, operating...

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...

Wind-turbine construction safety tips

Wind-turbine construction and demolition can be dangerous if proper safety measures are not taken. There are many hazards to be aware of, such as...

More options than ever for condition monitoring

Oil and other lubricants are the lifeblood of vehicles, industrial machinery, agricultural equipment, and anything else with gears, bearings, and other mechanical bits. And...

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...

Combating Crew Challenges in Offshore Developments

In 2021, several key pledges were made to revolutionize the United States’ offshore wind-energy sector in the first weeks of the Biden administration, including...

Logistics capacity crunch could jeopardize offshore wind targets

The IEA predicts we must build more than 70 GW of new offshore wind capacity each year until 2030 to achieve net zero, and...

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...

Planning your CLEANPOWER 2023 experience

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Case Study: Inspecting Wind-Turbine Bearings

Recently there has been a significant increase in demand for larger bearings up to 1,200 mm in diameter for use in the construction of...

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....

Wind-Turbine Fire Risk: The Time to Act is Now

Wind turbine fires are relatively rare. But when turbines do catch fire, the ensuing spectacle of rotating flames and falling debris is impossible to...