Daily Archives: March 26, 2021

Curtiss-Wright and dolphitech team up on predictive wind turbine maintenance service

By WPED Staff Curtiss-Wright partnered with dolphitech to provide predictive turbine maintenance and blade inspection services to the domestic and international wind market. This collaboration pairs Curtiss-Wright’s StressWave and PdP Pattern Recognition software platforms with dolphitech’s next generation dolphicam2 ultrasonic inspection technology to provide users with a comprehensive view of their wind turbine blade health….

State promises investigation of Antrim Wind complaints #NH

By National Wind Watch There’s new hope on the horizon for Antrim residents who previously felt their complaints about excessive noise and lights coming from the Antrim Wind installation were going ignored. The state’s Site Evaluation Committee (SEC), which oversees energy facilities throughout the state and enforces any compliance issues, committed to addressing their mechanisms…

Wind turbine destroyed by fire in Ada #OH

By National Wind Watch A wind turbine at Ohio Northern University in Ada was destroyed by fire early this morning. According to Ada Fire Chief Jay Epley, firefighters were dispatched around 4:30 this morning to the Klinger Road at County Road 50. The three turbines at that location are on the Ohio Northern University campus….

New Senate legislation would create temporary direct pay option for solar ITC

By Kelsey Misbrener U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) and senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), introduced legislation on March 25 that would help the clean energy industry create good-paying jobs and recover from the…

Cheap Batteries Could Soon Make Electric Freight Trucks 50% Cheaper To Own Than Diesel

By Energy Innovation Heavy-duty trucks are an outsized polluter, considered one of transportation’s hardest-to-decarbonize aspects. But new research showing dramatic improvements in battery cost and technology mean zero-emission freight trucks are primed for electrification. This could bring a major clean energy success in the coming decade.The total cost of ownership for electric freight trucks could…

A FERC Order on managing transmission line ratings can provide alternatives to expensive network upgrades for renewable developers

By Rao Konidena Renewable developers have another option to interconnect their projects sitting in the regional transmission organizations queue. LineVision’s dynamic line ratings and SmartWires’s SmartValve lead the charge on providing options to increase the existing transmission capacity by 40%. The trick is more transmission owners need to adopt these new technologies in place of…

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