Products & Technologies

Smart Tech Enables Post-Approval Design Changes For Arkona Wind

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 21, 2016

Seismic surface surveys from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) are enabling the 385 MW Arkona wind farm to stay on schedule, despite changes to the facility design. The EUR 1.2 billion wind farm, located [Read More]

HYTORC Introduces New ICE Series Bolting System

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 21, 2016

Industrial bolting systems manufacturer HYTORC has released the all-new ICE series, which, the company states, serves as the only industrial bolting system with a built-in auto release to prevent the inconvenient lockup of tools and a patented hose connector for [Read More]

Harvard Researchers Explore Vitamin-Inspired Battery Energy Storage

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 20, 2016

Harvard University researchers say they have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources – such as wind and solar power – in large batteries. According to [Read More]

Companies Partner For ‘WindFloat – Path to Commercialization’ Project

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley, Calif.-based Principle Power and Netherlands-based KIC InnoEnergy have announced a new partnership, which includes a EUR 4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy in the California company’s “WindFloat – Path to Commercialization” project. The partnership encompasses advanced technology development and [Read More]

Trelleborg Rolls Out Cable Protection System For Renewables Market

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 18, 2016

Trelleborg’s offshore division recently launched its NjordGuard cable protection system, specifically designed for the renewables industry. Specifically, the system is designed to protect offshore wind farm power cables in both monopile and J-tube applications. “The innovative protection system can be [Read More]

NYPA Deploys System To Avoid Anchor Strikes To Underwater Transmission Cables

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NAW Staff on Jul 11, 2016

In a creative twist, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has deployed a virtual beacon system to help maritime traffic avoid damaging anchor strikes to the NYPA’s underwater transmission cables in Long Island Sound. According to the NYPA, the Vesper [Read More]

ABS Group Forms New Partnership For Drone-Based Wind Inspections

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NAW Staff on Jul 06, 2016

ABS Group, a provider of technical inspection and verification services to the global power and wind energy industries, has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver wind turbine inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to Ted Hofbauer, ABS [Read More]

Siemens Announces New Offshore Turbine With 10% Higher AEP

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 05, 2016

Siemens says it has expanded its direct-drive wind turbine technology with the addition of the SWT-8.0-154 turbine, representing a significant step toward grid parity for offshore wind. According to Siemens, the 8 MW turbine is based on the existing offshore [Read More]

National Grid Brings 20-Mile-Long Undersea Cable To Block Island Wind Farm

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NAW Staff on Jul 01, 2016

National Grid recently completed a 20-mile undersea cable that will link power from Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm to Rhode Island’s mainland power grid. The sea2shore cable was installed between Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, R.I., and Crescent Beach [Read More]

Nexans Launches New Cable Range For Higher-Voltage Wind Networks

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jun 30, 2016

Nexans, a provider of cables and cabling solutions for power transmission and distribution; energy resources, including renewables; transportation; and building sectors, is launching a range of 72.5 kW cable and power accessories to meet the growing demand for higher-capacity wind [Read More]