Weather station in a box

Campbell Scientific weather station monitors California wind farm

CalWind Resources owns and operates a wind farm in Tehachapi, California that has been in operation many years. A new requirement to report data to the California Independent System Operator (ISO) means CalWind had to procure and install new measurement and communication equipment. Campbell Scientific equipment was chosen to meet those needs. California ISO operates

TransAlta Corporation’s New Richmond Wind Facility located in Québec.

TransAlta’s New Richmond Wind Farm commissioned in Québec

TransAlta Corporation announces completion of the New Richmond Wind Facility located in the wind-rich Gaspésie area of Québec. New Richmond was officially commissioned early this morning, when TransAlta’s turbines were energized to the Hydro-Québec grid. New Richmond’s commissioning adds 68MW of renewable energy to the province’s supply; enough to meet the needs of approximately 11,000


From site assessment to O&M, distributed wind developer does it all

In an era of big corporations, one developer has gone decidedly small. One turbine at a time, Foundation Windpower has crisscrossed California and installed over 22 MW’s worth of wind machines. The company seeks out large businesses with high energy costs, such as a Safeway grocery distribution center in Tracy or a similar Walmart facility


Wind Talk: Is windpower being overestimated?

Welcome to another edition of Wind Talk, a Windpower Engineering and Development podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from industry newsmakers in their own words. In this podcast, David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences discusses his latest research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling that

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CCR tilts up a 100m met tower

Capital City Renewables (CCR) recently installed a 100m (330-foot) tilt-up meteorological tower in Colorado. This is the second 100-m met tower of its kind in North America – one that can be climbed and easily moved after tilting it down. The lightweight aluminum lattice tower was assembled on the ground, complete with anemometers and wind

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SgurrEnergy collaborates on new framework for wind-energy assessments

International renewable engineering consultancy, SgurrEnergy, in collaboration with DNV Kema through the Renewable UK Wind Resource Group, has provided consultation on a framework for the Categorisation of Losses and Uncertainties for Wind Energy Assessments. The Framework, developed over two years, was released in February at the annual EWEA conference in Vienna and heralds a significant

Exiting the helicopter underwater escape trainer. Photocredit: Deutsche WindGuard

GL Renewables Certification certifies Deutsche WindGuard Offshore HUET

GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has certified Deutsche WindGuard Offshore GmbH’s Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) courses. Helicopter transport is an important way for technical personnel to reach offshore wind farm installations, but before getting on board, a certified training course must be passed. GL RC certifies training providers to its standards, which set out

The Switch 5 MW drive train packages installed and operating in Chinese offshore wind project

The Switch 5-MW drivetrain now operating in Chinese offshore wind project

The Switch, a Finland-based supplier of permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages, recently announced that its first 5-MW high-speed drivetrains installed in the field in China for CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd (HZ Windpower), a Chinese wind power equipment manufacturer, are now successfully operating. The turbines operate continuously at 5


Tips for Maximizing the Financial Impact of Resource Measurements

Live webinar date was March 20, 2013. Watch the archived version by filling out the form below. Now is the time to evaluate how additional measurements could be used to maximize wind project value. With the recently passed PTC extension, many projects are slated for financing and completion in 2014. Additional measurements can have a

EverPower’s Twin Ridges Wind Farm is located in southwestern Pennsylvania in Somerset County on Big and Little Savage Mountain and is the second largest wind farm in Pennsylvania with a nameplate capacity of 139.4 mw from 68 - 2.05 megawatt REpower wind turbines.

Developers complete 139.4-MW Pennsylvania project

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has announce the completion of the 139.4 MW Twin Ridges Wind Farm located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The project was completed in December of 2012 and is now operational. RES Americas served as the balance-of-plant contractor for the project, which was developed and is owned by EverPower. The