Daily Archives: July 11, 2018

Your turbine talks through vibration trends. Are you listening?

By Michelle Froese By David Clark, PresidentCMS Wind An electrical current that discharges through a bearing produces damage of this sort called fluting. The purpose of condition monitoring is to predict failures. Vibration condition monitoring, when configured correctly (and most are not), gives a lead time to failures from 6 to 24 months on major…

New HighFlow Wind reinforcement fabrics launched for blade manufacturing

By Michelle Froese HighFlow Wind Energy is the first product launch from Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new platform, which includes a range of high-performance reinforcement fabrics. According to HighFlow, the material is designed to deliver unrivaled performance for lightweight composite materials. Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow aims to address the wind industry’s need for efficient resin infusion, complete fabric wet out,…

Nordex awarded its largest single wind contract to date

By Michelle Froese The wind turbines will be mounted on 120-m concrete towers, which Nordex will produce at its plant in Brazil The Nordex Group has gained the largest single contract in its history: it will supply and install turbines for the Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm in Brazil. The Enel Green Power.project has a…

IREC announces 2018 3iAward recipients at Intersolar

By Kelly Pickerel During an awards ceremony at Intersolar North America, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today honored its 2018 3iAward recipients, celebrating the nation’s best innovation, ingenuity and inspiration in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The winners are based on a prestigious annual national search. “Today, we’re proud to recognize our 2018 IREC…

Chinese solar inverters, AC modules might get 10% tariff

By Kelly Pickerel U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released a statement last night that President Trump has ordered him to begin the process of imposing 10% tariffs on a new round of $200 billion of Chinese imports, in addition to the 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports that started July 6. Under…

Financing commercial energy storage: Wall Street’s not biting, yet

By SPW Philippe Hartley, CleanFinancing By Philippe Hartley, principal at Clean Financing The challenge in financing energy storage is getting someone else to own it. Cost and availability of financing, in general, are directly tied to risk. The ample amount of capital looking to invest in energy looks for proven and simple. Storage is neither….

Delta debuts Battery Energy Storage Skid solution at Intersolar

By Kelly Pickerel Delta has debuted its Battery Energy Storage Skid (BESS) Solution for industrial and commercial applications, as well as upgrades to its residential energy product portfolio, at Intersolar North America 2018. Delta’s pre-engineered BESS is a fully integrated battery storage system with PCS scalable from 125 kW to 500 kW, energy storage up…

Courtyard by Marriott in Pennsylvania is going 100% solar

By Kelly Pickerel High Hotels is installing a $1.5 million solar array that will generate 100% of the electrical power required to operate one of its existing hotels in Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The completed installation will make the 133-room Courtyard by Marriott-Lancaster the first Marriott-branded hotel in the United States with 100%…

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