Industry veteran launches APQ, a one-stop shop for power quality solutions

Industry veteran Gary Anderson, former President of Arteche PQ, has launched APQ, LLC to provide a range of electrical power products and services that save users money. APQ’s power quality products will mitigate harmonics and improve the quality and efficiency of power operations. The company will serve North America, building on the quality line of

Two new motor series meet IE3 class requirements for 7.5 to 22 kW renewable energy jobs

Bonfiglioli fosters initiatives for sustainable energy use and for the better use of renewable energy sources. The ongoing worldwide process to improve electric motor efficiency is top priority for the company, and as a leading firm in the renewable energy business, it is dedicated to making this transition for all its customers. The BX/MX motors

Webinar: Transient Wind Events and Their Effect on Drivetrain Loads

Although wind turbines have been around for decades, recent research has been focused on what occurs in wind turbines under abnormal wind conditions. It is understood anecdotally that high gusts and turbulent winds can add to the chance of breakdown of wind turbine equipment and lead to an  increase in O&M and capital costs. Why is

Siemens provides five direct-drive wind turbines for project in Ostholstein

Siemens Energy will deliver five wind turbines for the onshore wind power plant Kniphagen in the north German region Ostholstein. The operator has chosen Siemens modern direct driven wind turbines for the wind power plant, located close to the coast on the Baltic Sea. A 20-year service and maintenance agreement was also signed to help

GE signs wind turbine converter support agreement to cut operational costs and enhance customer operations and management capabilities

GE’s Power Conversion business today announced that it has signed a framework agreement with EDF EN to provide support services for the converters used in EDF EN’s wind parks throughout Europe. The service contract will enable the staff of EDF EN Services, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary dedicated to the operation and maintenance in Europe, to

GE announces Global Wind Turbine Repair Innovation Lab in Albany, NY

GE recently announced the opening of its Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab at the site of GE’s Power Generation Repair Technology Center in Albany, N.Y. The center marks an investment in GE’s presence in the Capital Region and expansion of the local renewable energy team’s facilities. The facility is equipped with advanced technologies

Community wind farm opts for direct-drive wind turbines from Siemens

Siemens Energy was awarded the contract for Holzacker-Knorburg community wind power plant. Erected in 2014 between the north German municipalities of Enge-Sande and Stadum, it will be one of the most modern wind power plants in northern Germany. The seven Siemens SWT-3.0-113 direct-drive wind turbines ordered for the project do not contain traditional drivetrains, setting

Webinar: Reducing Operating Expenses with the Latest Drivetrain Monitoring Technology

UpWind Solutions and IFM discusses the value of a drive train monitoring solution and how wind farms owners can reduce their OpEx with the latest monitoring technology innovations. The presentation includes a brief history of condition based monitoring, a review of the hardware available, how to capture and use the large amounts of data, and

Siemens to supply direct-drive wind turbines to France

Siemens received an order from France for the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 24 direct-drive wind turbines for four French wind projects, located in the Nord Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions in northern France. The investors for this, each with 50 Percent, are Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) and the French renewable energy

Moventas completes challenging offshore service project

Moventas, a wind and industrial gear manufacturer and service provider, has recently completed another full wind turbine drivetrain service project in extreme conditions. Moventas started the on-site part of a full drivetrain repair project of four 3MW turbines in Sweden in June. The serviced turbines are located in Vindpark Vänern Kraft AB’s offshore wind park