Fall protection and safety training for wind-turbine technicians

Along with being one of the top turbine manufacturers, Siemens is also strongly committed to safety in the wind industry. In 2013, the company opened a 40,000-square-foot Wind Service Training Center in Orlando, Florida. It is one of four wind-training centers that Siemens operates globally. In this WindTalk podcast Billy Watts, the CEO for Siemens’

Solvent safety in the wind industry

Inland Technology is involved with the research and development of environmentally conscientious solvent alternatives. In this WindTalk podcast, the VP of Inland Technology Eric Lethe discusses solvent safety and chemical use in the wind industry.

Turbine O&M, overhaul, and life extension

Wind-turbine manufacturer, Gamesa, recently completed ‘Overhaul and Life Extension’ upgrades to a wind farm in Wyoming. In this WindTalk podcast, Philippe Dellevile, Gamesa’s VP of Services in North America, discusses turbine upgrades, O&M, and the overhaul program related to the Wyoming wind project. This WindTalk podcast is brought to you by ExxonMobil.      

Evaluating energy storage systems with an audit

Greensmith, a provider of grid-scale energy storage software and integration solutions, recently released a new audit service for energy storage that helps system developers evaluate the design of their storage system and improve performance. In this WindTalk podcast, Greensmith CEO John Jung discusses wind power and energy storage, and how an auditing service can help

Hitting new milestones: Wind energy in Canada

Canada recently became the 7th country in the world to surpass 10,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity, enough to power over three million homes annually. In this WindTalk edition, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) President Robert Hornung discusses the country’s wind-power successes and challenges, and what he predicts for the future wind industry in

Prolonging turbine life with predictive software

Stephen Steen is the head of Industrial Internet Solutions at Sentient Science, a third-party solution provider for wind-farm owners, operators, and OEMs. The company recently developed a prognostics-based computational solution for wind farms, which lets turbine owners predict failures 90% earlier than by diagnostic approaches alone. In this Wind Talk podcast, Steen speaks to us

New ideas in blade repairs with Abaris Training

Repair instructor, Lou Dorworth, of Abaris Training recently wrote an article on new techniques for repairing wind turbine blades (which will be featured in our June issue). In this Wind Talk podcast, he explains the types of blade damage commonly found, conventional methods for repairs, and new ideas for returning damaged blades into like-new.

How appealing is wind energy in the U.S.?

Welcome to another edition of Wind Talk, a Windpower Engineering and Development podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from industry newsmakers in their own words. In this podcast, Troy Miller, Business Development and Marketing Manager in the Power Quality Products Division at S&C Electric Company, discusses the United States’ demand for wind

Muir Data Systems discusses its new software for ISPs

Muir Data Systems (MDS) recently released its Sequoia CMMS, a software product designed for Independent Service Providers (ISPs) performing blade maintenance work. In this Wind Talk podcast, James Parle, CEO of MDS will discuss the software, and its benefits to ISPs and the wind-energy industry.

Why a virtual SCADA server makes sense

A wind park typically uses several OEM servers, one working as a real-time SCADA server, another as a database server, and often a third as a remote-access server, all of which take up substantial space and require a lot of manpower to keep running at peak performance. If one goes down, the wind farm owner