Company Profile: ACCIONA Windpower
With more than 15 years of experience in the global wind industry, this company is making a significant investment in the North American market as well.
The Advent of Airborne Wind Power
Airborne wind is on track to become a cost effective, practical, and utility scale-ready segment of the industry. National Instruments describes its role.
Providing Concrete Evidence
A new telescopic truck-mounted conveyor belt system from Loop Belt Industries easily meets the challenges of delivering concrete to tower foundation worksites. This case study provides proof.
Beyond the Borders of Wind Energy
Engineers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory use LMS Test.Lab to perform modal testing on next-generation wind power systems.
Designing Better Wind Systems
Human creativity is magnified by today’s technologies, especially in the wind industry. SolidWorks explains how 3D CAD tools facilitate wind systems development.
Increasing Transmission Capacity
It isn’t always necessary to build new lines to add transmission capacity. IDC Energy Insights describes technologies that cause little or no visible change to the existing infrastructure.
Portland’s Plan for Progress
A thriving wind-power industry isn’t just a matter of geography, with a healthy manufacturing base, a progressive business environment, and economic support networks playing critical roles.
A proven technique for stopping or reducing settlement, chemical grouting is an effective, cost-efficient alternative to complete reconstruction of the foundation system.
Protecting turbine cables is vital, and at each maintenance interval sufficient time must be given to their care in order to avoid unnecessary—and expensive—downtime.
Penn State offers an emerging educational and research program in wind energy, and it is aiming to become a major contributor to research excellence in the U.S. wind industry.
U.S. wind market undulations cause ripple effects in transportation, so understanding recent history can help guide logistics planning and procurement going forward.
Q&A: Joe Brenner
Vice President of Production/Nordex USA