Wind Talk: An offshore wind victory in Maryland

Propelled by the effects of climate change and seeing an ideal location for offshore wind, the Sierra Club of Maryland spent years championing the Maryland Offshore Energy Act of 2013. Finally, on April 9, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the legislation, which creates incentives to develop up to 500 MW of offshore wind capacity. Skepticism

Wind Talk: 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

Planning for end-of-warranty inspections

If there is one piece of advice you should take away from this podcast, it’s to plan your End of Warranty (EOW) inspections to ensure there is enough time to inspect all turbines, analyze results, and file claims well in advance of the end of warranty date. Hear the advice that Upwind Solutions’ Jason Shelby

Wind Talk: A brief year in review with White Construction

The wind industry installed some 12,000 new MW in 2012, keeping companies such as Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, busy throughout the year. Chris Hanson, a vice president with White Construction, owned by IEA, looks back on the year and recounts the high points and what 2014 might hold for the industry.

Wind Talk: AllEarth Renewables CEO discusses sequester and NIMBY

As solar panel prices “dropped like a rock,” AllEarth Renewables CEO David Blittersdorf shifted his company’s focus from home wind turbines to the AllSun Tracker, a dual-axis solar tracker. “You need to be flexible and operate with speed,” the 30-year veteran of renewable energy says in this Wind Talk podcast. Blittersdorf also discusses his Vermont-based

Wind Talk: Is windpower being overestimated?

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, David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences discusses his latest research in mesoscale atmospheric modeling that

Wind Talk: How to prevent corrosion on wind turbines

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, Richard Grant, principal at Russell Corrosion Consultants, discusses the role coatings play in protecting wind turbines from corrosion and how the industry uses the

Wind Talk: High-performance adhesive delivers in wind turbines

Welcome to another edition of Wind Talk, a Windpower Engineering podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from industry newsmakers in their own words. In this podcast, Keith Darnell, VP of Sales & Marketing of SCIGRIP, discusses the role adhesives play in wind turbines and the advantages of SCIGRIP’s SG747 high-performance adhesives.

Podcast for WindTech 2012: Generator maintenance

Most current levels of Condition monitoring tell little about the generators in wind turbines other than bearing and stator temperatures but  there are a lot of things to check to help keep them in good condition. Kevin Alewine, Director of Renewable Energy Services with electrical services and generator remanufacturer Shermco Industries, will discuss generator maintenance

Podcast for WindTech 2012: Reading electrical drawings and V-meters

“People told me when I started in this industry nine years ago that wind turbines would run 20 years right out of the box with little attention,” says Todd Shelton, owner and partner of Star Safety Services. “But no complex mechanical and electrical device can run 20 years without a lot of attention.” Shelton says