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How large offshore wind turbines are challenging bearing designs

By Paul Dvorak Phillipp Schmid, Application Engineer, SKF Philipp Schmid Since 2012, offshore turbines with total power outputs in excess of one GigaWatt (GW) have been coming on stream in European waters every year. According to WindEUROPE, Offshore wind in Europe saw a net 1,558 MW of additional grid-connected capacity installed in 2016. Despite the…

Classic wind-mill blade inspires one for a wind turbine

By Paul Dvorak A new design for turbine blades is said to overcome most of the handicaps of conventional designs including cost, manufacturing complexity, and maintenance. Inspiration came from a classic Dutch windmill that used several sections of canvas on each blade. Instead of canvas, the student pilot and inventor Phillip Ridings began questioning conventional…

How to choose the right insulation tester?

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from Megger, a designer and manufacturer of portable electrical test equipment. Read the company’s blog postings here. For more tips on choosing the right insulation tester for your project, check out Megger’s Guidebook here. Choosing the right insulation tester to get a job done can be a…

Appeals Court rules against Fairbank wind farm #IA

By National Wind Watch FAIRBANK – The Iowa Court of Appeals dealt a blow Wednesday to three wind turbines built just east of Fairbank. The appeals court upheld a Fayette County District Court ruling that Mason Wind and Optimum Renewables built the wind energy towers in violation of the county zoning ordinance. The turbine developers,…

Funding for auto-inspection solutions

UK: The government’s InnovateUK fund will invest £19 million in projects offering solutions to improve autonomous subsea or subsurface inspections and monitoring systems for offshore projects. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Wind Power News & Analysis RSS Feed

EOLOS Lays Foundation in Japan

By Offshore Wind Spain-based supplier of LiDARs to the offshore wind industry, EOLOS, is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with Japan Meteorological Corporation, thus making a significant step towards… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here For more…

Windfarm has made our lives a ‘living hell’ #IRL

By National Wind Watch A local grandmother claims that her family’s life has been a “living hell” since the Meenwaun Windfarm near Banagher became operational early last month. Olive Cunningham’s home in Garbally is just over 500m from one of the 169 metre high turbines in the windfarm, owned by Belgian company Storm and managed…

POWER Coalition emerges to oppose Lighthouse Wind #NY

By National Wind Watch Opponents of Apex Clean Energy’s proposed wind energy project in Somerset-Yates just got a major boost of support. A dozen organizations, mostly environmental and bird conservation groups, formally joined together Thursday to form the Protecting Ontario’s Waterfront, Environment and Resources (POWER) Coalition to oppose Apex’s proposed Lighthouse Wind project. The coalition…

Complaint: Ice from Freeborn Co. wind turbine hit semi #MN

By National Wind Watch Alliant Energy shut down some of its turbines on a Freeborn County wind farm after receiving a complaint. Spokesperson Justin Foss said someone reported ice from a turbine on the Bent Tree Wind Farm hitting a semi-truck on Highway 13. The farm is located in Hartland. Alliant shut down a “few…

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