Siemens Gamesa to deliver new 8-MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France, plans to deliver its 8-MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast. The two projects, Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, will amount to a total of almost 1 GW. The direct-drive wind turbines will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens

Siemens Gamesa at Husum Wind: Hall 3, booth 3B12/14

Siemens Gamesa’s German installed wind fleet over the past years consists of more than 1,650 onshore wind turbines with a combined rating of more than 2,1 gigawatts (as of the end of June 2017).

Indar delivers wind generator #1,000 from its Milwaukee, Wisc factory

This industrial and service headquarters is designed to deliver more than 1,000 units/year to a national market that already has an installed cumulative capacity of 84,405 MW.

Sharper Shape & SkySkopes successfully use drone to construct transmission line

Sharper Shape and SkySkopes, in cooperation with an investor owned utility, have developed an innovative and unique way to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for power-line construction. The mission used the Sharper A6 UAS to string sock lines for a 675-kV line construction project.     “This use-case highlights how UAS are a safe and effective option for many

Raycap upgrades its Strikesorb 30 surge-protective device

Raycap, the developer of the unique patented Strikesorb technology, announced an upgrade to its flagship Strikesorb 30-surge suppression device (SPD). While Strikesorb technology has been in existence for 20+ years and protected wind operations for more than 15 of these, these recent enhancements upgrade the Strikesorb 30 to a Class I surge protective device, in

How the wind-power industry is changing

What will the future of wind energy look like? Henry Bailey, the Global VP & Head of Utilities Industry Business Unit at SAP, shares his thoughts on the future of wind and the emerging trends that he’s noticing in the renewables’ sector. SAP is currently the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer.  

GE unveils its largest onshore wind turbine yet

GE Renewable Energy unveiled its brand-new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine, GE’s largest high-efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 offers a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP), reducing the cost of energy for customers with low to medium wind speed sites. The new 4.8-MW

Antaira launches industrial 28-port gigabit PoE/PoE+ managed ethernet switch

Antaira Technologies is a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications, has expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNP- 2804GN-SFP- T. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology has become popular and there are many devices that are PoE ready: PoE cameras, VoIP phones, wireless radios,

Netherlands based EJ-Projects licenses VABS for composite rotor blade simulation

AnalySwift, it develops composite blade analysis software, which enables an unprecedented combination of efficiency and accuracy, including multiphysics structural and micromechanics modeling.

“Smart” materials turn turbine connectors into sensors

By Benjamin Müller, Head of Industrial Anti-vibration Technology EFFBE GmbH It is no secret wind turbines must withstand harsh conditions, including fluctuations in temperature and humidity, and vibrations from changes in wind and rotor speeds. For the components that make up a turbine, such as the bearings, gearbox, brakes, and blades, durability and reliability are