IHS ranks the top 10 transformative technologies: #4 power storage

It is generally accepted that technology has the capability to change the world: from the Gutenberg printing press to the steam engine to the microchip. But how can we determine which technologies are likely to have the greatest potential to transform the future of the human race? What is the process to distinguish between the

Hempel’s HEMPADUR AvantGuard technology provides anti-corrosion protection for equipment in corrosive conditions, such as in offshore wind conditions.

Block Island wind farm now fully financed

Deepwater Wind Block Island, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepwater Wind, has fully financed the Block Island Wind Farm, reaching financial close on more than $290 million in project financing provided by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to its role as Mandated Lead Arranger,

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UpWind installs vortex generators at six wind farms to boost energy production

UpWind Solutions, a comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider, has installed vortex generator  (VG) technology on turbines at six of BP Wind’s wholly-owned U.S. wind farms:  Titan 1, in South Dakota; Edom Hills in California, Flat  Ridge 1 in Kansas; and Trinity Hills, Silver Star 1 and Sherbino 2 in Texas.  When several hundred

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What are the problems and solutions to better gearbox reliability?

This section submitted by Ashley Crowther, Global VP – InSight, Romax Technology Modern gearboxes provide greater reliability to the wind-energy industry thanks to improvements in their design and operation. These include better bearing selection, design process, manufacturing quality, transportation, lubrication systems, and end-of-line testing. Reliability issues will never completely go away, but staying on top of

Available in sizes ranging from 3kw to 10 MW, accudyne dynamometers are appropriate for all wind power rotational testing needs.

Sakor Technologies announces accudyne ac dynamometer to test wind power components

SAKOR Technologies, a manufacturer of instrumentation products for dynamometer testing, announces the availability of its complete accudyne ac dynamometer system for wind power testing applications. The system can be used by multiple engineering groups to test and verify designs, as well as for quality control testing after manufacturing. Well suited for testing active and passive

Tocardo has entered the renewable energy market with 100 and 200 kw turbines.

Tocardo installs three tidal turbines in Dutch ‘Afsluitdijk’

Tocardo Tidal Turbines, producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, has installed three of its T1 tidal turbines in the Dutch ‘Afsluitdijk’ (ow-shla-dak), a 32 km long primary sea defence. The three turbines are the first to be installed closely together in an array. Dutch Tidal Testing Centre, a long-standing partner of Tocardo, will manage

Rainwater is captured atop the structure. Tap water is fed into the wetlands that surround the Windwheel. Biogas is produced from the residents' waste.

Dutch wind wheel generates electricity without moving parts

A Dutch Windwheel is an ambitious idea from the Dutch Windwheel Corp, a consortium of Rotterdam based companies. The wheel makes use of EWICON (Electrostatic wind energy converter) technology. In this arrangement, a wind turbine converts wind energy within a framework of steel tubes to electricity without moving mechanical parts, noise, or moving shadows. However,

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Consulting firm sites 2014 record year for global top 10 turbine OEMs

FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, has released its preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). These rankings are to be published in the Global Wind Market Update ― Demand & Supply 2014, which will be officially released in March 2015. The report is authored by members of the

the NEC Energy Solutions ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt, 35 Amp-hour lithium-ion batteries can be combined in 12V, 24V, 36V, or 48V arrays to power systems up to 350 Ah and 18 kwh.

NEC launches modular “green base station” solution

NEC Energy Solutions has launched a highly scalable storage solution that allows powering base stations and small cells by solar or wind energy or by hybrid renewable and diesel generators. It features the NEC Energy Solutions ALM 12V35 product line of 12-Volt, 35 Amp-hour lithium-ion batteries that can be combined in 12V, 24V, 36V, or


Strong U.S., international performance earns Iberdrola $3.1 B Net for 2014

From PR newswire: Company beats guidance — board recommends 36¢ per share dividend. Key Aspects of 2014 Revenue was down slightly from last year at $39.9 billion (€30.0 billion) Gross margin increased 3.4% to $16.2 billion (€12.2 billion) U.S. operations contributed $1.63 billion (€1.2 billion) in EBITDA, a 7.2% increase from last year Group EBITDA