Tagged Technology

Castrol launches new Wind Academy to “up-skill” O&M techs

By Michelle Froese Castrol, a provider of lubricants to the wind energy industry, is launching the Castrol Wind Academy. The new Academy is a multi-channel training program designed to up-skill wind energy operations and maintenance (O&M) technician teams with the latest insights, technologies, processes, and examples of how best practices in O&M can improve operational…

New NRDC tool calculates cost of electricity by resource & region

By Michelle Froese The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a new tool that can help utilities, institutions, state, and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector. With NDRC’s new tool, users can elect a state and compare the cost of building and operating a…

2020 Lincoln Aviator Plug-In Hybrid

By Blagojce Krivevski The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator defines effortless luxury performance among mid-size premium SUVs, offering impressive power and capability combined with sleek elegance and intuitive technology. Delivering Quiet Flight, Aviator offers two powertrains – a standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine and the Grand Touring’s plug-in hybrid powertrain. This marks the first time…

NREL field trials validate wind-turbine wake steering impacts

By Michelle Froese NREL’s experimental design for the wake steering field campaign incorporated lidar measurements of atmospheric conditions. (Photo by Andrew Scholbrock; NREL) With funding from the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has developed the FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State (FLORIS) model to help wind plant operators optimize turbine…

Cost-effective fuel cell technology

Researchers have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

The Wind Power Story Part V: The Disruptors

By Brandon Owens This is the fifth part in a seven part series on the history of wind power innovation based on my new book, The Wind Power Story (https://amzn.to/2YGXmSU), which is available to ship this month. This installment focuses on wind turbine technology disruption in the 1990s, which laid the groundwork for wind power…

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