EDF to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on turbine blades across the U.S.

O&M provider, EDF Renewable Services, has announced a new agreement to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on wind turbines across the U.S. The collaboration will leverage the materials expertise of 3M with the skilled installation and wind- turbine blade repair teams from EDF to provide wind-plant owners with turnkey solutions to increase efficiency and maximize annual energy

SkySpecs’ drones complete record number of wind-turbine inspections

Drone company, SkySpecs, announced that it has completed a record number of automated wind-turbine inspections in a 30-day period. The company provides fully automated blade inspections using a drone and intuitive software that allows for high-quality data and safer inspections. “It has been an exciting few months at SkySpecs with operations in multiple states and countries,”

Sika to showcase its latest turbine & blade-repair products at WINDPOWER 2017

From “Blade to Base,” Sika Corporation offers a full range of sealant, adhesive, structural bonding, grouting, admixture, and coating products. The company will exhibit its latest innovations at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017, May 22 to 25, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Sika’s turbine solutions offer the wind industry rapid, reliable, the cost-efficient

How BladeEdge improved its wind turbine blade management software

BladeEdge Capture Assistance Tool (blade management software) ensures that every drone captures quality imagery and associated metadata every time.

Wind turbine rotor market to hit $33 billion by 2025 says Persistence Market Research

The global wind turbine rotor market is expected to surpass $7 billion in revenues by 2017-end.

DOE funding awarded for prognostic wind-turbine blade solution

Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable EnergyLaboratory (NREL) have been awarded Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind-turbine blade life. Sentient Science, which developed its DigitalClone Live software using four technical pillars (materials science, data science, tribology, and multi-body dynamic system modeling)

Technavio identifies drivers to forecast global wind turbine composite material market

Thermoset prepreg composite are widely used for the manufacture of wind turbine blades as these exhibit superior performance characteristics such as high strength-to-weight ratio and durability.

TPI Composites signs new blade supply agreement with Vestas

TPI Composites, Inc., currently the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, announced that it has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S. The agreement is to provide blades from two manufacturing lines (with option to add more lines) for the V136 wind-turbine for markets in Central and South America. The

Blade-mounted flow actuator promises greater turbine power production

The design features a blade-mounted plasma flow actuator, a software controlled, solid-state electrical device that is simple and inexpensive.

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