Meet Todd Griffith: Designer of super-sized turbine blades

The modern worldwide wind industry is at least 30 years old, so you might think most wind-turbine designs have already been optimized and the industry need only plan more projects. Dr. D. Todd Griffith, a member of the technical staff and the technical lead for Sandia National Laboratories’ Offshore Wind Energy Program, disagrees. To make

DNV GL intros a promising new concept for wind-powered water injection

DNV GL has proposed a concept called WIN WIN to better match floating wind-turbine technology with the oil industry’s need for water injection to maximize oil recovery. WIN WIN, which stands for WINd- powered Water INjection, comprises a floating turbine that supplies power to a water injection process. It is a fully stand-alone system that

How to choose a good computing platform for your IIoT

You can now choose from a wide variety of RISC-based embedded computers, single-board computers, and development boards to implement your IIoT solutions.

How rotor blade extensions effect a wind farm’s AEP

Since November 2009, Energiekontor has been operating a blade extension prototype on a Bonus, Type 54 turbine, in Germany.

GE 1.5 Extra Life gearbox achieves 4-times usual life

Computational testing shows an overall gearbox life improvement by a factor of four fold.

Next-gen Li-ion might launch electric aviation

The fossil fuels that enabled the jet age due to their considerable energy density may soon be yielding to electric aircraft for the same reason.

Industry-wide accreditation would boost opportunities for blade technicians

The lack of industry-wide accreditation for wind-turbine blade repair technicians is limiting the opportunities available to job-seekers looking to enter the industry. This is according to Altitec, a UK blade repair and inspection specialist that prepares new blade technicians for their careers at its dedicated training centre, the Altitec Academy. The UK’s wind industry is

Vestas expands 2-MW platform with two new turbine variants

Vestas’ new turbines build on its 2-MW platform, delivering increased swept area and annual energy production, while keeping the existing 2-MW nacelle and hub design. Through the tried and tested design foundation, the new V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW employ proven technology to improve power production. “By building on the tried and tested technology of the

The value of microgrids when wicked weathering strikes

Microgrids are small, self-sufficient power grids that serve a group of consumers such as a university campus, military base, or municipality.

Senvion presents its largest 2-MW turbine series for India

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, is launching four new products in the Indian market. The turbines in the 2-MW class, Senvion 2.XM, come from a suitable acquisition made in summer 2016, and are now available in India for install in late 2017. The Senvion 2.XM modular platform is well adapted to Indian market and