Internet of things brings new capability to condition monitoring

The internet of things takes a big step beyond condition monitoring and lets machines swap actionable information, such as wind forecasts and power demand.

Opto 22 partners with IBM Watson IoT, could lead to more profitable wind farms

Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things application toolset provider Opto 22 announces acceptance into the IBM Watson IoT Partner Ecosystem.

Lessons learned lead to new ideas in gearbox bearings

By Michelle Froese, Senior Editor Windpower Engineering & Development Gearboxes have long taken blame as the typical cause for a wind-turbine failure, and for good reason. Many gearboxes fail to pass the five-year mark without need for component repairs or full replacement. But when the wind industry first got its start, few considered the high

SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of inspection services

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after extensive testing and obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work. The renewable energy and grid integration consultancy’s UAVs or drones are equipped with a variety of camera options to provide an accurate

Vaisala’s MHT410 boosts efficiencies in transformer condition assessment

MHT410, for instance, quickly delivers accurate hydrogen and moisture data directly from transformer oil.

GP Joule picks Breeze for wind farm management

Germany-based GP Joule is said to offer a complete range of products and services for renewable energy projects.

Spain’s NEM Solutions opens office in Philly

NEM Solutions will continue to share its expertise in Operation & Maintenance, helping to take the railway and wind Industries to the next level in terms of efficiency, productivity and life cycle cost management.

Siemens and SkySpecs collaborate on offshore turbine inspections using drones

Siemens is collaborating with U.S.-based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind-turbine inspections. The goal is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, repeatable, and more efficient than existing methods. Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit, which was established in October 2016

EdgeData and Harris partner on utility asset inspection & management

EdgeData LLC and Harris Corporation, through its Geospatial Solutions business unit, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate the development of asset inspection and management solutions for the utility industry. The collaboration will be based on remotely sensed data and advanced machine learning technology. Leveraging a recent partnership to deliver inspection

NEM Solutions offers A.U.R.A app for wind energy

The A.U.R.A app from NEM Solutions is created to make access to the asset health easy.