Nordex will deliver the first turbines to the construction site in mid-August 2015 with towers commencing end of 2015.

Nordex to supply 43, 2.5 MW turbines for Thunder Spirit project in North Dakota

Nordex SE has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 43 N100/2500 turbines plus a service contract for a period of at least five years. The “Thunder Spirit” project has already qualified under the applicable production tax credit system and has signed a power purchase agreement with a regional utility.  The wind farm is

The schematics are for a standard lead-acid cell (top left), a supercapacitor (top right) and their combination into the UltraBattery cell (bottom).

Power store idea combines lead-acid and supercap into the UltraBattery

Editor’s note: This article is the introduction to a technical white paper that describes the power storage device modestly named the Ultrabattery. The UltraBattery, a hybrid energy-storage device, combines a supercapacitor (alternatively called an ultracapacitor) and a lead-acid battery in single-unit cells, incorporating the best of both technologies, a design that passively balances their chemical

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Wind industry leaders honored with awards at AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium 2014

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced the recipients for its 2014 AWEA Awards, honoring wind industry supporters, leaders, innovators, and advocates for their outstanding efforts on behalf of wind energy. The recipients were recognized during AWEA’s Wind Energy Fall Symposium in San Diego, California. “This year’s award winners exemplify some of the very

Matting protects against soil degradation such as soil compaction, rutting, and erosion.

Temporary roads go down for transports and come up when the project’s done

Northern Mat & Bridge has supplied Wind Farm projects with matted sites to build and store turbines as well as crane mats to support heavy lifts. Whether access is required due to poor site conditions, private land requirements or sensitive areas, Northern Mat & Bridge has the access products, expertise and experience to implement access


Tired of searching dated websites for energy legislation & utility regulatory proceedings?

The developer of PowerSuite says it has a solution in its set of software tools that include BillBoard, DocketDash, and PowerPortal. These let users search, track, and collaborate on energy legislation and utility regulatory proceedings from across the country with one, easy-to-use interface. Search: Find the latest state regulatory and legislative documents on the topics

The four identified organizations will govern safety operations on a range of vessels, authority that extends from dockside to the wind turbine.

To avoid government “help”, write best safety practices for offshore wind now

The challenge to the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry is to learn from the experiences of European offshore wind, U.S. offshore oil and gas, and onshore wind, and then come up with a reasonable set of best practices and standards. This will lead the industry toward an initial safety position that is proactive and near

The Temporal Power flywheel is lowered into its containment enclosure.

Temporal Power puts a new spin on renewable-energy storage

Temporal Power puts a new spin on renewable-energy storage Josh Olson / Beckhoff Automation / Spinning at over 12,000 rpm, this flywheel-based power storage provides a new development for grid regulation in alternative-energy applications Flywheels have been around for generations, but few have seen use in modern-day power installations. However, Temporal Power, based in

Product reliability is guaranteed by 48-hour run-in tests in a climate chamber. Every visualization device must pass this test.

Bachmann intros multitouch, multitask, and multifunctional displays

HMI systems of the next generation meet the requirements of operating and monitoring complex plants. The combination of powerful processors and modern touch screens guarantee the flawless visualization of graphically complex surfaces. The result: Visualization devices for every application. Bachmann electronic offers a comprehensive portfolio for different applications and performance classes with the new: Web

The golden rule for PCB design is to start early and start simple.

10 tips for streamlining PCB thermal design: A high level how-to guide

Editor’s note: Like most industrial machinery, wind turbines rely on electronic controls and devices for peak performance. This article, from analysis software firm Mentor Graphics provides 10 tips for streamlining PCB thermal design, a general component in the controls and devices. A link to the full paper is below. Why is PCB thermal design important?

The line of Twin Axe vessels from Damen sport twin hulls for stability in rough seas and a hull design that allows fast transits, to 26 knots.

New offshore vessel ready in about a month? Yes, and for offshore wind techs, say hello to your new ride

Editor’s note: The European offshore wind industry is just a little ahead of the nascent U.S. version. For the next few years, the U.S. companies will be building the infrastructure to support the offshore turbines with equipment such as the vessels featured in this article. They are from The Netherlands-based ship builder Damen. The article