DNV GL successfully verifies two nacelle-based LiDAR systems

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and renewables certification body, announced the successful verification of two nacelle-based LiDAR systems at their test site in Janneby, Northern Germany. The campaigns included the verification of an Avent WindIris 4-beam, as well as an ZephIR DM LiDAR system. Due to their compact build and

DNV GL launches control hardware in loop test bench for renewable systems

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and renewables certification body, has opened the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants. The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator, allowing the controller to be fully tested and validated without the need for an

S&C and Ameren conduct 24-hour islanding test on Illinois microgrid

Ameren Corporation, a Midwest-based utility, and S&C Electric Company, a smart grid provider that’s shaping the future of power delivery, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. Islanding is the condition in which a distributed generator continues to power a location even though electrical grid power

Nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar successfully passes DNV-GL verification

An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany. This demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programs – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted remote-sensing devices (RSDs). In the verification,

Straightpoint launches new Clamp On Line Tensionmeter with Bluetooth App

Straightpoint has launched a new product for measuring tension on static lines—the Clamp On Line Tensionmeter (or COLT) — with a state-of- the-art Bluetooth load monitoring app and standout features. The COLT clamps onto pre-tensioned wire ropes, eliminating the need for additional sheaves or tooling. An integral Bluetooth module transmits tension data wirelessly to any smart

PSI Repair Services achieves new milestone with its 30,000th repaired wind-turbine part

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and leading independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, announced that it recently shipped its 30,000th repaired wind turbine part to a prominent wind energy company. Since 2009, PSI has provided economical repairs, and industry-leading engineering services, for the largest wind farms in the

Altitec to field-test and install 3M Wind Vortex Generators

Global blade access, repair, and inspection specialist, Altitec, has been appointed official installation partner by the Renewable Energy Division at 3M, a global innovation company, to install its 3M Wind Vortex Generators. 3M Vortex Generators address aerodynamic issues common to most turbine blades and, in doing so, can increase a turbine’s annual energy production by between

iSpin provides 3% more production at Thüle wind farm by detecting turbine yaw misalignment

In spring 2016, Energiekontor installed the spinner anemometer technology iSpin, initially on two of seven Vestas V80-type turbines. The exact wind measurements taken directly at the spinner were intended to determine whether the turbines in the Lower Saxonian wind farm were aligned for the best possible yield. The result of the measurements: both of the

ProfEC Ventus accredited for the calibration of wind vanes

Wind measurements surely constitute one of the key factors in deciding whether a wind farm will be built or not. By calibrating sensors for wind measurements the risks for investors can be reduced considerably because of the reproducible results. Plus, uncertainties of measuring instruments can be assessed and reported with accuracy. ProfEC Ventus has now been

EDF Renewable Services wins remote-monitoring contract with ALLETE Clean Energy

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), a provider of renewable O&M services in North America, has entered into a contract with ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE), to provide 24/7/365 remote-monitoring and turbine resets for five of its wind projects located in Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. The projects include: Condon (49.8 MW) in Oregon, Storm Lake I (108