Products & Technologies

Sandia Awarded For 3D-Printed, Subscale Wind Turbine Blades

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2017

Sandia National Laboratories has won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies, including one for subscale wind turbine blades. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their [Read More]

Measure Launches Turnkey Drone Inspections For Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2017

Drone as a Service company Measure has added turnkey wind farm inspections to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. According to the Washington, D.C.-headquartered company, wind farm operators can outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data [Read More]

UMaine’s Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Passes ABS Review

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has completed the design review of the front end engineering and design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind [Read More]

Raycap Upgrades Surge Protection Device

Posted by Mark Del Franco on September 13, 2017

Raycap has upgraded Strikesorb, its flagship surge suppression device. According to Raycap, the enhancements upgrade the Strikesorb 30 to a Class I surge protective device, in addition to its present Class II rating, per IEC 61643-11. The enhanced version provides [Read More]

DNV GL Launches Control Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing For Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

Renewables certification company DNV GL has opened a control hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants. The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator, allowing the controller to be fully tested and validated without the [Read More]

GE Rolls Out Its Biggest Onshore Wind Turbine Yet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

The new 4.8 MW turbine is equipped with a 158-meter rotor, a range of tip heights up to 240 meters and 77-meter-long carbon blades.

Honeywell, Intel Launch Drone Inspection Service Suited For Energy Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2017

Wind stakeholders, there’s a new drone inspection service for industrial customers: In collaboration with Intel, Fortune 100 industrial technology company Honeywell has launched its first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection service, the Honeywell InView, to help clients improve critical [Read More]

Wind Tech Students At N.M. College Get Another Boost From Megger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2017

Thanks to a new donation from Megger, a manufacturer of portable electrical testing equipment, students at Mesalands Community College’s Wind Energy Technology Program will have another opportunity to use industry equipment and gain real-world training experience. Based in Tucumcari, N.M., [Read More]

EDPR Launches Wind Blade Recycling Program With Spanish Researchers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 05, 2017

EDP Renewables (EDPR) has announced a cooperation agreement with Thermal Recycling of Composites (TRC) – a spin-off of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, or CSIC) – for the implementation of a wind turbine blade [Read More]

Introducing The N149/4.0-4.5: Nordex Enters The 4 MW Wind Class

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2017

Nordex is entering the 4 MW wind turbine class with the introduction of the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine, which has been designed specifically for light-wind regions. According to Nordex, the new turbine, part of the Delta4000 series, is currently the highest-yielding onshore [Read More]