January 2018 Issue: Renewable Energy Guidebook

Welcome to the 2018 renewable energy guidebook IF YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH THIS PUBLICATION, you’ll notice we’ve changed our name from “handbook” to “guidebook.” In an effort to produce the best content possible, we took a moment to step back and consider what information in this “extra” edition would be the most beneficial to our readers.

Thank you for voting in the 2017 Leadership in Wind

Voting for Windpower Engineering & Development’s Leadership in Wind is now closed. Winners will be recognized online an upcoming issue.

October 2017 Issue: Offshore industry potential + More

    A few observations from the offshore wind industry A savvy Brit recently suggested that the U.S. offshore wind industry should take advantage of European experience. The reason, he said almost in confidence, was that “We’ve made most of the mistakes already.” It’s hard to argue with that logic. Letting novices head up unfamiliar

April 2017 Issue: Innovators & Influencers + More

    Mini lessons in leadership – 2017 At a leadership conference some years ago, we participated in an exercise to show the value of a group’s collective wisdom. That problem scenario had our group on a spaceship that had crash landed on the moon. The recovery site was some distance away. Which of the

Fall Protection Inspection and Care, what you don’t know can hurt you

Wind Turbines can be a dirty environment full of various kinds of oils, paints, solvents, and lubricants.  Daily inspection for obvious wear and tear like cuts and rips are normal but what about the dirt, oil and other contaminants that can get on the product, are we paying attention to the less obvious hazards? In

October 2016 issue: First Annual Offshore Issue

U.S. offshore wind industry officially launched. Now what? What’s the difference between a U.S. wind farm and one in Europe? This may sound like the lead-in to a joke, but the question is serious and comes from a wind-industry veteran at a recent AWEA event. The answer: Everything! In Europe, a land-based wind farm often

Webinar: Engineering Solutions To Wind Turbine Electronic Failures

This webinar was originally broadcast on October 11, 2016. Did you realize that 50% of wind turbine repairs are connected to electronic component failures? The emphasis on improving uptime in the wind industry has been a major topic of discussion at fleet engineering meetings, workshops, AWEA conferences, as well as board room and investor meetings. As a

Webinar: Weathering and Performance of Leading Edge Protection

    Leading Edge Erosion is a severe problem in the wind market. Many factors affect the performance of an effective leading edge protection. In this webinar you will learn some of the key weathering factors that affect the performance of Leading Edge Protection. You will also get an overview of how to evaluate and

Cost Benefit Analysis and Argument in Favor of Replacement of Mechanical Turbine Control Wind Sensors – Transcript

This is the unedited transcript for webinar: Cost Benefit Analysis and Argument in Favor of Replacement of Mechanical Turbine Control Wind Sensors. Click here to watch the webinar on demand.    Paul: Well, hello everyone. Thank you for joining us for today’s webinar, Cost Benefit Analysis and an Argument in Favor of Replacing Mechanical Turbine

Transcript: Power Performance Measurements: Cheaper Faster Better

This is a transcript from the webinar Power Performance Measurements: Cheaper Faster Better. Click here to watch the full webinar. Paul : Hello, everyone. Welcome to this wind power engineering and development webinar, Power Performance Measurements: Cheaper, Faster, and Better. I’m your host, Paul Dvorak, editor of Wind Power Engineering and Developments magazine. Thank you for joining