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Drone Education Joins Wind Curriculum At Northern Maine Community College

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 23, 2017

Now federally licensed to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a wind power technology instructor is bringing drone education to his students at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC). According to the college, Wayne Kilcollins recently became commercially certified to fly drones. [Read More]

DNV GL Offers Testing-Based Verification Of Li-ion Battery Lifetimes

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 23, 2017

DNV GL has introduced Battery XT, which the global energy advisory and certification company says is a testing-based lifetime verification tool for lithium-ion batteries. According to DNG GL, the independent verification tool compiles battery life cycle data and predicts battery [Read More]

Unpacking The New Wind IEC Standard: What Does It Mean For Remote Sensing?

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Written by Lee Alnes, Brian Alves & Francesca Davidson on October 19, 2017

The wind industry is still familiarizing itself with new IEC guidelines and what they signal about where remote sensing stands today.

LM Wind Launches 75.1-Meter Blade For Goldwind Offshore Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2017

LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, has announced the launch of the company’s longest blade in China: the LM 75.1 P, tailor-made for Goldwind’s new 6.7 MW offshore wind turbine. According to LM Wind Power, Goldwind’s 6.7 MW [Read More]

Apple, GE Partnership Enables Predix Wind Turbine Monitoring On iOS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2017

Apple and GE have announced a new partnership that will bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to the iPhone and iPad. The two companies have unveiled a new Predix software development kit [Read More]

Vestas Brings V120-2.0/2.2 MW Platform To China

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2017

In response to customer demand for a turbine for low and ultra-low wind conditions, Vestas has officially introduced the V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to the Chinese market. The turbines will be produced locally in Tianjin. The first deliveries are expected to [Read More]

Hexcel, Vestas Ink Long-Term Wind Blade Materials Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 16, 2017

Stamford, Conn.-based Hexcel Corp. has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas to provide composite materials for wind blades. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Hexcel will supply Vestas with advanced prepreg (glass fiber-reinforced resin systems) manufactured at Hexcel [Read More]

Nordex Launches New AW3000 Platform With 140-Meter Rotor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2017

The Nordex Group has launched a new 140-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine platform, optimized for lower-wind conditions, such as those in India. According to Nordex, the AW140/3000 is an evolution of previous AW3000 wind turbine models. The [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Cuts Ribbon On New Blade Factory In Tangier

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 11, 2017

Today, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco, during an event chaired by Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Morocco’s minister of industry, investment, trade and digital economy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens [Read More]

GE Kicks Off DRONEWEEK, Featuring Meikle Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 09, 2017

GE has kicked off its third annual DRONEWEEK, running Oct. 9-13 and featuring aerial footage of different energy infrastructure each day. Each day will feature the following episode: -Day one: “The Wind Network,” showcasing Pattern Energy’s Meikle Wind Farm, the [Read More]