Products & Technologies

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]

New Battery System To Help Store Wind Energy At Massachusetts School

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2017

On Thursday, executives with Vionx Energy and National Grid celebrated the completion and commissioning of Vionx’s 3 MWh storage unit at Holy Name Junior/Senior High School in Worcester, Mass. Designed for a lifetime of 20-plus years, the system will store [Read More]

Vaisala Triton Wind Profiler Helps Cut Costs In Canada’s Extreme Weather

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2017

Canadian renewable energy developer Sequoia Energy Inc. has successfully used Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profiler remote sensing unit to secure financing and cut wind measurement costs in central Canada, where sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice regularly disrupt measurement campaigns. The device, [Read More]

Senvion’s 3.7M144 Wind Turbine Arrives In North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2017

Germany-based Senvion is bringing the 3.7M144 wind turbine to its North American product portfolio. The 3.7M144 extends the modularity of the company’s 3.XM platform in North America to four different nominal capacities with three different rotor diameters, as well as [Read More]

Enercon Bringing EP3 Turbine Duo To Canadian Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2017

Enercon Canada Inc. is bringing two new wind turbine models from its 3 MW series to the Canadian market. The E-126 EP3 will have a rotor diameter of 127 meters and a nominal power of 3.5 MW. It is being [Read More]

Duke Energy Cutting Wind O&M Costs Through Digitalization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2017

Looking to reduce the cost of maintaining its wind turbines, Duke Energy Renewables has been working with Sentient Science on a digitalization strategy. Duke Energy Renewables owns or manages 4 GW of wind assets and has realized tremendous savings by [Read More]

DNV GL Rolls Out New ‘WindFarmer: Analyst’ Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2017

DNV GL has launched WindFarmer: Analyst, a new software tool designed to streamline wind farm energy assessments. According to DNV GL, the software provides an intuitive, step-by-step approach to calculating the potential energy yield of a wind project. A significant [Read More]