Technicians can access the turbine by boat or helicopter.

Seawind provides an update on its recent 6 MW offshore model

Editor’s note: this article comes from Seawind Ocean Technology B.V. Seawind B.V. (“Seawind”) has developed what it calls a “game-changing” solution for the offshore wind-energy market in a unique two-bladed wind turbine and offshore installation technology. Seawind’s combined engineering experience with two-bladed wind turbines is well over 120 years. Seawind’s offshore wind turbine and installation

Wind velocity surface of CWRU turbine area; air flow induced from West (270°prevailing) 15 m/s; note the yellow boundary is below the blades.

Wind flow model of area surrounding the Case Western Reserve U and its wind turbine

Editor’s note: this article is an edited version of the case study provided by: Matheus C. Fernandes, Case Western Reserve University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering David H. Matthiesen PhD Case Western Reserve University, Dept. of Material Sciences and Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio, david.matthiesen@case.edu The Case Western Reserve University Wind Turbine, a NorthWind 100kW research turbine, partially

Blade Dynamics has created an innovative ‘Advanced Blade Tip’, which improves the critical outer third of a wind turbine blade.

Blade Dynamics wind £1 million award for its advanced blade tip

Blade Dynamics has received the award of Process Technology Innovation Funding under the GROW:OffshoreWind program for a £1m Advanced Blade Tip development project, due for completion in Q2 2015. The performance of offshore wind turbine blades in their challenging operating environment is one of the critical issues in energy cost, reliability, and safety. Costs associated

Industrial athletes, such as these in training iat Denver's Ecotech wind lab, will benefit from smarter clothes that can warn them of overheating and muscle strain, and more.

12 engineers compete to design smart clothes for sports and industrial athletes

The element14 community has selected finalists to participate in the “Sudden Impact” design challenge. Results and winners should be of interest to game and industrial athletes alike. Industrial athletes are those in physically demanding jobs such as wind turbine maintenance technicians. The element14 Community has named the 12 engineers from around the world who will

Developed for the iPad, VibeRMS LT is a single channel vibration documentation tool.

GTI Predictive Tech intros software that turns iPad into a vibration monitor

GTI Predictive Technology, developer of the iPad Vibration Analyzer, is proud to unveil VibeRMS LT – a complete, affordable condition documentation solution for iPad. Developed for the iPad, VibeRMS LT is a single channel vibration documentation tool. Users can view live vibration data (velocity, acceleration, displacement) and create reports at the site on the iPad.

L-com Global Connectivity, a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has released a new series of outdoor-rated, continuous flex Ethernet cable assemblies.

L-com Releases Cat5e and Cat6a outdoor rated continuous flex Ethernet cables

L-com Global Connectivity, a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has released a new series of outdoor-rated, continuous flex Ethernet cable assemblies. Intended for industrial or outdoor environments, these exclusive ultra flexible Category 5e and Category 6a patch cords from L-com are built to take a beating. The cables utilize an outdoor-rated flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer (FR-TPE)

From the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Office of Oil and Gas Division, Gas Transportation Information System. The EIA has determined that this informational map does not raise security concerns.

DNV GL joint industry project urges nat-gas industry: Get ready for hydrogen

Editor’s note: This article should be of interest to renewable energy developer because hydrogen will likely be generated by electrolyzing water. Surplus power, that generated when demand is low, will probably come from wind plants that would otherwise face curtailment.  Transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) in the natural gas sector are under

The U.S. relies on a network of radars across the country to support the missions of homeland defense, homeland security, flight safety, and weather forecasting. The air surveillance environment contains stationary and moving objects within it clutter. Wind turbines present a unique problem in that they can be both stationary and moving clutter and operate with blade tip speeds up to 200 knots, speeds associated with aircraft.

Teaching wind turbines and radar to play nice

Sandia National Laboratories and MIT Lincoln Laboratory recently concluded a 7-day field-test campaign in the Tyler, Minn. region to evaluate a long-range radar and other technologies developed to mitigate the effect of wind turbines on radar systems. This test is a follow on to the Interagency Field Test & Evaluation (IFT&E) tests that were conducted

A low level jet is visible in a red band just above the rotor tip. The image is a product of scanning lidar.

Clarification from a sharp-eyed reader on jetstreams and low-level jets

Editor’s note: I (Paul Dvorak) used the term low-level jetstream in a tweet to describe phenomena detected in a picture from a scanning lidar. I should have pointed out the low-level jet. My thanks to Christian Wetzel for catching the error. You used the term “low level jet stream” which sounds like a combination of “low

Gearbox Express is building a new, 75,000 square foot manufacturing facility south of Mukwonago, Wisc.

Gearbox Express’ 75,000 ft-sq planned facility doubles current plant

Gearbox Express (GBX), the only independent company in North America focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing services, is building a new, 75,000 square foot manufacturing facility south of Mukwonago, Wisc. Founding partner and CEO Bruce Neumiller, CEO, cites lack of capacity to support the company’s growth as the major reason. “When we started operations