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

California ISO launches renewable energy market report

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has unveiled an important resource for tracking renewable energy data. The new Monthly Renewables Performance Report, posted on the public ISO website, offers a broad menu of metrics related to renewable energy, including net demand, oversupply, curtailments, reliability, and negative pricing, all consolidated in one easy-to-access document. As the

Oceaneering to conduct offshore surveys to support US Wind’s Maryland project

  Oceaneering International, Inc. has been awarded a contract by US Wind, Inc., a subsidiary of the Toto Holding Group, to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical survey services. The survey will begin in the second half of 2018, and is in support of US Wind’s new Maryland Offshore Wind Project. US Wind’s project will be located on the

Envision announces enhanced software integration capabilities

Smart energy technologies and service provider Envision announced their latest activities at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, including a first of its kind renewable energy forecasting partnership, new integration capabilities between EnOS and Bazefield, and the use of their IoT platform EnOS for WindEurope’s first ever Hackathon event. Envision is leading the industry to accelerate renewable

EOLOS to test offshore wind turbines in Baltic Sea using floating Lidar system

In a competitive tender, EOLOS has secured contracts to deploy the EOLOS FLS200 floating Lidar. Purposely designed for the offshore industry, the EOLOS FLS200 incorporates the leading ZephIR 300M wind Lidar ensuring the highest levels of accuracy in wind measurements. Requiring minimum time for installation and re-deployment the floating device provides cost effectiveness in both

Deutsche WindGuard builds unique wind tunnel for LiDAR calibration

Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services developed a special wind tunnel for the national metrology institute of Germany (PTB). The wind tunnel will be used to calibrate a LiDAR-System newly developed by PTB. The LiDAR has a high spatial and temporal resolution. It will be used by PTB as a traceable reference standard to calibrate other

Reliance on met towers puts wind developers at a commercial disadvantage, says Vaisala

Major wind energy firms are rapidly expanding their use of remote sensing across their project portfolios, ending a three-decade reliance on meteorological (met) towers. To stay competitive, wind developers and operators must invest in redefining their measurement practices or risk falling behind the pack. Developers and operators that consolidate their use of the technology will

Case study: Condition assessment of non-inspectable turbine bearings

Sometimes bearings in wind-turbine gearboxes are not reachable with an endoscope probe. This is a common issue for specific gearbox models, where several bearings are partially or completely non-inspectable. It is caused by either the tight construction of the bearing itself or shaft elements, such as oil deflectors, which impede the access. But how does an

EPA honors 2017 Green Power Leaders

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its 17th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 19 Green Power Partners across the country for achievements in advancing the nation’s voluntary green-power market. The award winners are being recognized for their efforts in expanding the domestic voluntary green power market. From using enough green power to meet

MHI Vestas to test & verify its 9.5-MW turbine at Clemson U test center

The $35 million total project investment (for testing the 9.5 MW turbine) will direct as much as $23 million over five years to Clemson and stimulate the employment of a dozen hi-tech jobs.