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Five Common Gearbox Failures And How To Identify Them

Repairing or replacing a failed wind turbine gearbox is an extremely expensive undertaking. Gearbox failures are one of the largest sources of unplanned...

Despite Strong Growth Outlook, U.S. Wind Market Faces Several Risk Factors

The wind power industry responded in record fashion to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 2013 'under construction' deadline for production tax credit...

Five Key Factors That Affect Wind Farm Bankability

The levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of wind power is rapidly gaining equilibrium with other energy sources, making it one of the most...

How The Polar Vortex Impacted Energy Prices, Grid Reliability

Editor's note: The polar vortex - which sent temperatures plummeting and electricity prices soaring - forced system operators scrambling to call in emergency...

Electrical Safety Training: Never Assume Compliance With OSHA Standards

Do your technicians have the knowledge and skills to be considered qualified electrical workers under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards? If...

Feds Step Up Avian Oversight: What The Wind Industry Needs To Know

Federal oversight of wind energy's adverse impacts to birds, bats and other wildlife will increase due to two recent developments: the pending first...

Congress Wades Into Alphabet Soup Of Wind Tax Incentives

Congress recently provided the wind industry fodder for speculation regarding the future of renewable energy tax incentives. Below is a discussion of the...

U.S. Wind Power: Cutting Pollution, Saving Water

Burning fossil fuels to generate electricity pollutes our air, contributes to global warming, and consumes vast amounts of water - harming our rivers...

Three Wind PTC Issues That Still Need To Be Resolved

In the American Taxpayer Relief Act, enacted in January 2013, Congress made perhaps the most significant change to the wind production tax credit...

Will Texas Wind Farms Miss Out On Key Tax Incentive?

Many Texas wind farms constructed since 2000 qualify for Texas property tax incentive agreements. These agreements are designed to encourage investment in the...