Products & Technologies

What’s Happening In The Global Wind Turbine Lubricant Market?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

A new report from consulting and research firm Kline has revealed that China, accounting for 34% of global demand, is the largest market for lubricants used in wind energy; however, the U.S. follows closely, with 21%. Germany and India account [Read More]

WINDCUBE LiDAR Plays New Role In Advancing Mass. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 24, 2016

A WINDCUBE vertical-profiling LiDAR system has been installed off the south coast of Massachusetts to provide a continuous record of the wind resource across the full vertical rotor span of wind turbines used in offshore wind farms. Woods Hole Oceanographic [Read More]

Energy Storage Helps SoCal Utility Better Integrate Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 24, 2016

Cleantech energy storage company Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Southern California-based Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) have launched a water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower [Read More]

Companies Team Up To Develop New Design Of Offshore Wind Vessels

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 24, 2016

Ulstein Design & Solutions (part of Ulstein Group) and SeaOwls are teaming up to jointly develop what they say is the next generation of self-propelled, heavy-lift jack-up vessels. The companies say the new design is targeted toward the offshore wind [Read More]

N.Y. Wants To Help Make It Easier To Connect Renewables To Grid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced $3.5 million in funding available for the private sector with solutions to make it easier, less costly and less time-consuming to connect renewable resources, such as solar and [Read More]

New App Shows How Wind Energy Can Best Suit Your Needs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

A professor from Potsdam, N.Y.-based Clarkson University has created a mobile app to get more people to learn about wind energy and how it can best work for them. Ken Visser – an associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering [Read More]

Northern Power Turbines Not Affected By Hurricane, Typhoon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

Vermont-based Northern Power Systems Corp. has confirmed that its wind turbines performed up to par through both Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, as well as Typhoon Chaba in the Jeju region of South Korea. Northern Power says its turbines at [Read More]

Bird-Scouting Drone Helps DONG Energy Plan Offshore Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

A drone has been used in a successful trial to count cliff-nesting seabirds at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserve on the U.K. coast. With funding from DONG Energy, the trial took place at Bempton Cliffs, [Read More]

Moventas’ Multi-Megawatt Gearbox Testing Hub Now Open In U.K.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

Moventas says it has become the U.K.’s first wind gearbox service provider to offer multi-megawatt full-load testing, an essential part of most gearbox service operations. Moventas Gears U.K. recently completed its 3.6 MW Load Test Bench and MW Final Assembly [Read More]

Companies Develop Monitoring Tech To Reduce Offshore Turbine Failures

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 11, 2016

Aquaterra Energy, which designs and delivers offshore engineering solutions, and Proeon Systems, which provides a range of turnkey safety and control system services, say they have developed a cost-saving, integrated structural monitoring system to improve the integrity of offshore wind structures. [Read More]