Energiekontor reveals the best way to increase wind farm production

Energiekontor started to perform an extensive testing campaign which included, measurement of the overall impact loads on blade root after coupling the RBE

DNV GL grants type approval to PBES energy storage for use in RE applications, commercial marine, and others

PBES designs and manufactures high power lithium-ion energy storage. Comprised of the most experienced team in the sector, PBES is focused on providing value, safety and sustainability for industrial, marine and grid energy storage customers.

Starfire Zephyrus gear lube costs less, outperforms PAO-based options in DIN test

All STARFIRE lubricants meet or exceed manufacturer requirements.

Vestas intros V120-2.0/2.2-MW wind turbine to China

In response to customer demand for a turbine for low and ultra-low wind conditions, Vestas officially introduced the V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to the Chinese market, as a build-up to China Wind Power 2017, the annual trade fair in China’s wind power industry. “Projects in China are increasingly moving to low and ultra-low wind areas in

DOE adds six new contracts under the Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project

The Energy Department (DOE) announced six new contracts totalling $1.49 million awarded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the DOE-funded Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). Since 2013, the CIP has awarded 22 competitively-selected, cost-shared contracts to 12 different manufacturers and component suppliers for small and medium-sized wind turbine designs. Through five rounds

E.ON joins Hurricane Harvey relief efforts under new partnership with Habitat Hammers Back

E.ON announced it is joining with other American wind energy companies as a keystone partner of Habitat Hammers Back, the Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding initiative led by Habitat for Humanity. The companies are donating $1 million to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to go

DNV GL to collaborate on offshore wind testing in Taiwan

DNV GL, one of the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has signed an agreement with leading Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan. The regulations for certification will be headed by the Bureau of Standards,

Altitec stresses importance of uptower wind tech safety

Altitec, the turbine blade access, and repair specialist have revealed that two of its technicians were working up-tower at a site in Mexico when last month’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck. The two technicians were in the process of carrying out standard inspection and repair services on one of 15 turbines at a wind farm near Juchitan

Going digital: A look at the modern substation

By Steven A. Kunsman, Director of Product Management & Applications ABB | abb.com   A utility-scale wind farm must be accompanied by a substation or two. Equipment in the substation transforms voltage and governs the interface to the transmission grid. The substation plays a critical role and essentially acts as the motherboard of the power

Virtual mission control cuts costs at wind farms

WindTwin will act like a pilots’ control panel for wind farm managers, giving them live condition checks on each turbine’s working parts.