Wind Power In-depth Technology

Joan Sullivan - October 28, 2014

Making the Blade Photoessay: How and Where Wind Turbines Get Their Swoosh

An industrial wind turbine is a complex machine made up of hundreds of moving parts, but it takes just three of them to make the magic possible: the blades.

Bradley Baldwin - October 24, 2014

Designing Reliable, Cost-effective Wind Turbine Shaft Systems

A wind turbine’s main shaft requires a reliable bearing for operation. Some bearing designs have been known to fail prematurely resulting in costly maintenance repairs. Recent upgrades...

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 06, 2014

Look Who's Talking: The Experts Attending Renewable Energy World Conference, North America

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo is one of the leading conferences for the renewable energy industry. The conference features insightful discussions and presentations during...

Darek Kominek - July 31, 2014

Case Study: Using OPC Software To Operate Wind Farms in Spain

Wind power is increasingly becoming an established source of energy. High oil prices, global warming concerns and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima have all contributed to more people...

Mark Schiller - July 16, 2014

Hydrogen Energy Storage: A New Solution To the Renewable Energy Intermittency Problem

The need for a complete energy storage solution is becoming more acute where fields of wind turbines are already generating gigawatts of electricity, often with a significant mismatch...

Richard Lederer - April 30, 2014

Wind Safety: Is Your Turbine Up to Industry Standards?

The demand for greater safety in technology is growing worldwide. Proven and tested industrial automation products — including integrated safety functionality — increases the availability...

Jussi Puranen - April 21, 2014

The Big Wind Energy Drive Train Technology Debate

In the wind power industry, the debate on which generator and converter option makes for the best modern wind turbine drive trains is still raging. Numerous technology experts and industry...

Eize de Vries - April 08, 2014

Wind Technology: Developing the New Medium-speed 3-MW+ Class

Rostock-based German engineering consultancy W2E Wind to Energy installed a 3-MW and 3.3-MW sister prototype of its medium-speed flagship model in 2013.

John Papageorge - March 19, 2014

What’s Powering the Future of Clean Tech?

Population growth, pollution, and limited natural resources have created an urgent need for innovative clean tech solutions that are smarter, cleaner, and more efficient. However, energy...

Eize de Vries - February 28, 2014

Lagerwey Wind: “Humble Start with Wider Ambition”

Lagerwey Wind BV of the Netherlands re-entered the wind market backed by an experienced design team that developed a range of innovative lightweight direct drive turbines. At the 2.6-MW...

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