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DOE Lab’s Night Vision Tech Enables Bird, Bat Tracking For Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is working on night vision technology that could help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Dubbed ThermalTracker, the software would automatically categorize birds and bats in a thermal [Read More]

Successful 24-Hour Islanding Test For Utility-Scale Microgrid In Illinois

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

Ameren Corp., a Midwest-based energy company, and S&C Electric Co., a smart grid solutions provider, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Ill. The microgrid – which the partners tout as [Read More]

Next-Gen Gangway In Action At Walney Extension Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2017

Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth’s “next-generation gangway” is now in operation for MHI Vestas’ Walney Extension Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. The gangway is operating on the subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Start from Vroon Offshore Services. The ship is [Read More]

Senvion Installs First Prototype Of 3.4M140 EBC Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2017

Senvion has completed the installation of the first 3.4M140 EBC wind turbine prototype. The turbine, equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and new pitch control system to reduce turbine load, was installed in Heckelberg, Germany, for the Notus energy Group. [Read More]

TPI Composites, Senvion Ink Wind Blade Manufacturing Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2017

Arizona-based TPI Composites Inc., an independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Senvion to provide blades from two manufacturing lines for wind markets including Asia, Australia and South America. The blades will be produced [Read More]

Northern Power Rolls Out Turnkey Energy Storage Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 10, 2017

Northern Power Systems Corp., a Vermont-based provider of distributed energy power systems, is now offering a suite of megawatt-scale energy storage solutions that incorporate various battery types and capabilities, depending on the application and end-user need. The company has already [Read More]

New AWEA Resource Shows Every Wind Farm And Factory In The Country

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 10, 2017

Using a new map tool released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), anyone can now easily view the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing facility in the U.S. With the very first American Wind Week in [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Claims Tallest Wind Turbines In Asia

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

Siemens Gamesa has set a new record in Asia by installing the tallest wind turbines on the continent, the company claims. The turbines, equipped with 153-meter towers and 56-meter blades, reach a total height of 210 meters. The Sarahnlom wind [Read More]

3M Partnership To Use Drones To Apply Wind Turbine Maintenance Products

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2017

In an effort to reduce wind turbine downtime that can affect annual energy production, 3M recently announced an agreement with Camp Six Labs – a provider of drone-based infrastructure maintenance – to apply 3M products to wind turbine blades by [Read More]

Tracerco’s New Grout Monitoring Technology Suited For Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2017

Tracerco, part of London-based Johnson Matthey PLC, has launched a new product that the company says enables offshore operators in the oil and gas and offshore wind market to ensure the quality and strength of grout during installation. According to [Read More]