Products & Technologies

GE Rolls Out 6 MW Unit From French Offshore Wind Factory

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 10, 2016

GE Power Conversion says it has completed manufacturing the first serial permanent magnet generator (PMG) at GE’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, France. According to GE, this 6 MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its [Read More]

How Can Turbine Rotor Blades Produce Electricity Even More Efficiently?

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 08, 2016

Through its three-year “Smart Blades” research project, the Research Alliance for Wind Energy (FVWE) says it has developed new concepts for making wind turbine rotor blades lighter and more stable. The alliance comprises the German Aerospace Center; ForWind – the [Read More]

Suzlon Gets Type Certification For S111-2.1 MW Turbine

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 08, 2016

Suzlon Group says it has completed type testing and certification of its S111 turbine for 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants. According to Suzlon, this certification acknowledges conformity with standards and regulations for the design, testing and manufacturing of the [Read More]

Suzlon Opens Up Blade Science Center In Denmark

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 01, 2016

Suzlon Group has opened its new blade science center, located in Vejle, Denmark. The center will focus on developing turbine blades and control systems, as well as integrating Suzlon’s aerodynamics, loads and new structures research across the company. Dr. Thomas [Read More]

Envision Energy’s New Colorado Center Focuses On Turbine Blade Design

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NAW Staff on Jan 22, 2016

China-based smart energy solutions provider Envision Energy says it has made a significant investment in research and development in the U.S. with the establishment of its “global blade innovation center” in Boulder, Colo. Kevin Standish, formerly chief engineer of blades [Read More]

DNV GL Certifies Siemens’ 7 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 21, 2016

DNV GL has awarded Siemens final type certification for its SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbine, confirming full IEC-61400-22 compliance ahead of schedule. DNV GL says the 7 MW direct-drive turbine, which Siemens revealed in March 2015, delivers nearly 10% more energy [Read More]

BayWa r.e. Goes With Breeze Software For Managing Wind Assets

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NAW Staff on Jan 20, 2016

Germany-based renewable energy services provider BayWa r.e. has chosen the Breeze software service for wind farm management. Sweden-based Breeze says its software is built to assist wind turbine owners and operators with capturing the true potential of their assets. Turbines [Read More]

Sentient Science Expanding Life-Extension Technology For Turbines

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NAW Staff on Jan 18, 2016

Sentient Science, a provider of materials science-based life-extension technology, has announced a significant working capital infusion to add new products to its wind turbine operator fleet. The $17 million investment from Toba Capital will support international expansion, as well as [Read More]

Moventas’ Exceed Gearbox Nets DNV GL Certification

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NAW Staff on Jan 15, 2016

Moventas says its new high torque density wind turbine gearbox, Exceed, has received certification from DNV GL after completing a successful testing and verification process of the first prototypes. As the gearbox is now certified, Moventas is preparing to start [Read More]

Laufer Wind’s Obstruction Lighting System For Towers Now Available In U.S.

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 13, 2016

Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) testing and introduction of new performance guidelines, Laufer Wind is now making its patented Aircraft Detection System (ADS) available in the U.S. The ADS is a radar-activated obstruction lighting system designed to turn blinking [Read More]