Products & Technologies – Page 9

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]

Senvion Chooses IMO Pitch Bearing For Low-Wind Turbine Model

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 11, 2016

German turbine supplier Senvion has selected IMO’s latest T-Solid 4IPC roller-type pitch bearing for its 3.4 MW low-wind model 3.4M140 EBC, featuring a 140-meter rotor diameter and Eco Blade Control technology. With either classic or load-based individual pitch control (IPC), [Read More]

ABB Releases Microgrid Solution To Maximize Renewables Usage

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 10, 2016

ABB has announced a modular and scalable “plug and play” microgrid solution to address the globally growing demand for flexible technology in the developing market for distributed power generation. The Switzerland-based technology company says the solution is relevant for mature [Read More]

Federal Grant Enables University Of Illinois To Study Turbine Efficiency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 07, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently granted $500,000 to the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a project that aims to boost the efficiency of wind turbines. The team is led by CSL professors [Read More]

Moog’s Pitch Control System Nearly Triples Wind Turbine Reliability

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 06, 2016

The Industrial Group of Moog Inc., which designs and manufactures high-performance pitch solutions for wind turbines, says it has launched its next-generation pitch technology and that the first shipment is now in operation at a wind farm in Brazil. Moog [Read More]

Schaeffler’s Spherical Roller Bearings Enhance Wind Turbine Efficiency

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 06, 2016

Schaeffler, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, has optimized its spherical roller bearings for rotor main bearing supports in order to increase the reliability, availability and efficiency of wind turbines. According to the company, the bearing supports of the [Read More]

North Dakota College Installs Wind Technician Training Tower

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

North Dakota’s Bismarck State College (BSC) has completed a new tower that will provide wind technician training and education for students and industry partners. The top of the Nacelle Tower is 32 feet high, and the interior hub hatch stands [Read More]

Siemens’ Newest Onshore Turbine Earns DNV GL Certification

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

Siemens’ SWT-3.6-130 onshore wind turbine has been type-certified by DNV GL. According to the companies, the certification confirms that the new turbine complies with all the requirements of international wind turbine standard IEC 61400-22 for conformity testing and certification. The [Read More]

GE Teams With Pittsburgh Start-Up To Enhance Digital Wind Farm Service

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

Pittsburgh-based start-up kWantera and GE Renewable Energy have announced a technology alliance in which kWantera’s energy trading solution will complement GE’s Digital Wind Farm offering. GE Renewable Energy says it is developing a partner network and engaging the start-up ecosystem to [Read More]

Prysmian To Launch New 600 kV Cable Solution For Power Transmission

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 30, 2016

Prysmian Group, an energy and telecom cable systems company, says it has finished development and testing of its new P-Laser 600 kV cable system for high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) applications. According to the company, this breakthrough cable technology will develop power [Read More]