Company Profile: FARO Technologies, Inc.
Rooted in academia, and powered by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founders, this company has developed CMM technologies that are the industry standard.
The Critical Nature of Cable Design
Cable design and performance is as important as other wind farm components, providing power transmission and distribution. Dow Wire & Cable makes the connection.
Best Practices for Electrical Startups
During wind farm construction, electrical systems testing and startup are critical to the project’s success. AETI provides a helpful checklist to follow.
Lightning Detection for Turbine Protection
Whether you are planning a wind farm and assessing turbine risks or operating an existing one, make sure you have all business-critical weather data at your disposal. Vaisala explains.
Twisting in the Warranty Winds
Understanding and managing wind turbine warranty exposure is important pre-expiration preparation. PowerGuard Insurance Services provides pointers.
Increasing Uptime with Remote Monitoring
According to Schenck Balancing & Diagnostic Systems, the difference between replacing a part and experiencing catastrophic failure is substantial. Here’s one way to save.
A Model for Offshore Innovation
As offshore development begins in the United States, Scotland’s position as a leader in deepwater wind farms stands as an ideal example to be studied and followed.
Maximizing Wind Energy Yield
Wind farm operators want to make sure their turbines are reaching their maximum energy-production potential. Duke Energy shares its own substantial experience.
Used successfully on many types of structures, including high-rise buildings and nuclear power plants, augered piles are ideally suited for use in wind tower applications.
By their very nature, most large-scale wind farms are fairly remote, making theft and vandalism a very real concern. Here are some ways to deter the damage.
As the leader of the clean energy portfolio, the wind industry must continue to improve the available technologies and pave the way for markets such as offshore development.
Meeting potential wind power goals in the U.S. will not only require increased turbine production, but also transportation and logistics equipment… and the expertise to match.
Q&A: Bob Billger
Strategic Accounts Manager/Seco Tools, Inc.