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Two New Turbines Join GE’s 3 MW Onshore Wind Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Through its renewable energy business, GE has introduced two up-rated versions of its 3 MW onshore wind platform: the 3.6-137 and 3.8-130 models. The wind turbines, available at hub heights of 85, 110, 131.4 and 164.5 meters, are compatible with [Read More]

SheerWind Brings Wind Funnel Technology To South Dakota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Through a new licensing agreement with Mark Luke Wind Energy LLC, Minnesota-based SheerWind’s wind power generating systems will now be marketed and deployed in South Dakota. The agreement is SheerWind’s first of its kind in the U.S. and sixth globally. [Read More]

Acciona And Sentient Science Commit To Improved Wind Turbine Performance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Acciona Energia has reached an agreement with industrial software firm Sentient Science to extend the working life of the manufacturer’s global wind turbine fleet. The agreement, signed at the WindEnergy Hamburg fair, covers the possible use and validation by Acciona [Read More]

ExxonMobil Reveals New Turbine Grease To Enhance Performance

Posted by Amanda Fava on September 27, 2016

ExxonMobil, a fuels and lubricants supplier, has introduced a new synthetic turbine grease that the company says can protect pitch, yaw and generator bearings from extreme-temperature conditions from as high as 248 degrees F to as low as -58 degrees F, [Read More]

Siemens Releases Two Wind Energy Product Announcements

Posted by Amanda Fava on September 27, 2016

Turbine supplier Siemens has released two product announcements that it says will aid in wind energy reliability and efficiency. In its first announcement, it says that it has, after extensive research and development over the last few years, launched a [Read More]

Senvion Unveils Wind Turbine With 3.6 MW Power Upgrade

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 27, 2016

Senvion, a global manufacturer of both onshore and offshore wind turbines, has introduced a new turbine variant suitable for sites with medium wind speeds – the Senvion 3.6M140. According to Senvion, the energy yield at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s [Read More]

Hawaii Deploys Utility-Scale Battery System As Part Of Larger Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Hawaiian Electric Co. has placed into service its first utility-scale battery energy storage  system (BESS), a 1 MW battery located at the Campbell Industrial Park generating station on Oahu. The BESS is a joint demonstration project by the Hawaii Natural [Read More]

Flywheel Energy Storage System Addresses Wind Power Volatility

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Germany-based STORNETIC has unveiled an energy storage solution designed specifically to balance output fluctuations of wind power plants over the long term. According to the company, the flywheel energy storage solution allows a wind farm’s energy output to be better [Read More]

LEEDco Goes Local For Lake Erie Offshore Project Interconnection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDco), developer of the Project Icebreaker offshore wind project in Lake Erie, has selected Cleveland-based Middough Inc. to provide design and construction of the land-based electric facilities needed to connect the wind farm to the [Read More]

Nordex Turns To Aviation Giant To Bring Drones To Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

The Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-supported inspections of wind turbines. According to Nordex, an important part of the technology is being able to conduct close-up inspections of rotor blades [Read More]