Why do variable wind speed readings occur with a constant wind?

Editor’s note: This article comes from Campbell Scientific, Inc., a provider of dataloggers and data acquisition systems for long-term, unattended monitoring. It is written by Jacob Davis, a Customer Support/Implementation Engineer with the company.   At some point, you may have watched the real-time wind readings from your datalogger and seen the wind speed bouncing back and

Wood provides power-performance testing for Texas wind farm

Wood, which delivers comprehensive services to support companies throughout the lifecycle of their assets, provided TerraForm Power with power-performance testing (PPT) at South Plains I Wind Farm. The 200-MW site is located near Lockney, Texas, and comprises of 100 of Vestas’ V100 wind-turbine generators (WTGs). “Wind-farm owners should have complete confidence in the performance of their wind-turbine assets, and

Fluke video show how to make accurate measurements with its T6, no-lead voltmeter

Fluke T6 Electrical Testers provide a faster and safer method for taking electrical readings on distribution panels and junction boxes, among other applications.

Frost & Sullivan awards Sentient Science for wind prognostics

Frost & Sullivan, a Growth Partnership firm, recognized Sentient Science and its flagship DigitalClone life extension solution for wind turbines with their New Product Innovation Award for Wind Prognostics. According to Frost & Sullivan, the award recognizes that Sentient’s DigitalClone software has addressed the challenges in accurately predicting mechanical failure of wind turbines beyond the capabilities of monitoring to a

Conrad Electronic has new entry-level hand-held test and measurement devices from Voltcraft

Enabling non-contact AC current measurement, the new VC310 and VC320 clamp meters are ultra-compact and highly robust entry-level units that offer a very good price-performance ratio and the latest ergonomic technology.

First-time wind developers: What to know before you build

By Jay Haley, PE, Principal in Charge of the Wind Energy EAPC | www.eapc.net Check out this and other articles in our Renewable Energy Guidebook, available here. So you’ve found an ideal location to build a wind farm and are considering life as a wind developer. How hard could it be, right? Before jumping into the

How electrical testers may help utilities protect against energy theft

Editor’s note: This article comes from Megger, a designer and manufacturer of portable electrical test equipment. Read the company’s blog postings here. Energy theft is rarely discussed in detail. Testing equipment is typically used to detect faulty or old equipment so it can be fixed or upgraded within a company’s closed system. With energy theft, the

How simulation software is improving the wind industry

Advances in wind-turbine design and operation over the past few years have improved several bottom lines making wind energy more efficient and affordable than ever. Although much of this can be attributed to what’s visible — the innovative components and hardware that go into these machines — much credit should go to what’s behind the

Megger donates electrical testing equipment to CCCC Wind Energy program

Cloud County Community College’s (CCCC) Wind Energy Technology program recently received a $27,900 donation of electrical and communication testing equipment from Megger, a company that designs and manufactures portable electrical testing equipment. “Megger is happy to partner with CCCC,” said David Danner, director of USA Distribution Sales for Megger. “Megger has had a strong relationship with CCCC

ZephIR wind lidar to support climate change research

An international team of scientists will head to the remote Southern Ocean with a ZephIR 300 wind lidar and provide the project’s remote wind measurements onboard the R/V Investigator, an Australian deep-ocean research vessel. The U.S. portion of the project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The team’s discoveries will be used to