Products & Technologies

Siemens’ New 3.3 MW Onshore Model Ready For German Market

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 04, 2016

Siemens‘ direct-drive SWT-3.3-130 onshore wind turbine – with hub heights of 85, 115 and 130 meters – has passed independent type testing and is now certified by TÜV Nord according to the current German Institute of Civil Engineering guidelines. The [Read More]

DNV GL-Led Project Shows Feasibility Of Wind-Powered Oil Recovery

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 04, 2016

A DNV GL-led project is proving that wind-powered water injection for the oil and gas industry is technically feasible and offers a cost-competitive alternative to conventional water-injection solutions. For the past year, participants from both the renewable and oil and [Read More]

Siemens Introduces New Concrete Wind Turbine Technology

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on May 03, 2016

Siemens has commercially launched a concrete wind tower technology that is designed to capture stronger winds at higher altitudes – resulting in more potential energy production and increased project revenue for customers. According to Siemens, the company partnered with Wind Tower [Read More]

Siemens Releases Advanced Analytics Solution For Wind Power

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 26, 2016

Siemens Power Generation Services has debuted a new power-diagnostics platform called Siemens Digital Services for Energy that draws from the division’s Sinalytics architecture. The technology, which is applicable to wind power and other energy sectors, is a suite of “intelligent [Read More]

Nordex, Terma Net Certification For Wind Turbine Radar Lighting System

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 22, 2016

Nordex and Danish radar company Terma A/S have developed a needs-based aviation obstruction lighting system for wind turbines. With the upcoming market launch of the solution, Nordex says it is taking a big step toward boosting the acceptance of wind [Read More]

Vestas Chooses InspecTools For Drone Inspections In North America

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 20, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based InspecTools Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Vestas in which they will work together to deploy drone-based inspections of wind turbine blades in North America. Using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and other means of acquiring asset-condition [Read More]

Nacelle-Mounted Wind Iris LiDAR Gets Fitted At Uruguayan Wind Farm

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 20, 2016

Vermont-based Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) and Ventus Ingenieria have installed a nacelle-mounted Wind Iris LiDAR system at the 20 MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. RNRG says its Wind Iris will monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the [Read More]

Vestas Challenges Scaling Rules By Installing Multi-Rotor Turbine Demo

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 20, 2016

In cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark, Vestas is installing a concept demonstrator to test the technical feasibility to operate and control a multi-rotor turbine. According to Vestas, continuing to reduce the levelized cost of energy over the long [Read More]

ENERCON Debuts New 4 MW Wind Turbine Platform

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 14, 2016

German wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON has developed a new 4.2 MW wind turbine platform, the E-126 EP4, which is designed for wind class IEC IIA. The new platform, which has a rotor diameter of 127 meters, is being presented for [Read More]

Goldwind Installs ZephIR LiDAR On Prototype 6 MW Turbine

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Apr 14, 2016

Goldwind has successfully completed the installation of the wind LiDAR system ZephIR DM by Beijing New Energy Technology Ltd. on the company’s 6 MW prototype direct-drive, permanent-magnet wind turbine. Goldwind confirms that the ZephIR LiDAR systems will be used for [Read More]