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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...

A new concept for offshore turbine tower construction

There are approximately 340,000 wind turbine generators (WTG) throughout the world: 320,000 onshore and 20,000 offshore. The power output of the majority of these...

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...
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