Company Profile: NRG Systems, Inc.
You can’t just talk the talk, you’ve got to walk it as well, especially when you’re in the wind energy business. This company sets an example for others to follow.
Scaling the Heights Safely
Avanti Wind Systems is dedicated to designing and manufacturing the safest work cages and fall-protection equipment available, but testing and training are critical to their successful use.
Uptower Tool Management
The last place you need to lose a tool is when you’re working atop a wind tower. Snap-on Industrial provides solutions that keep your tooling together.
Increasing Generator Lifespan
Not only can upgrades drastically increase the service life of wind turbine generators, they can also prevent serious damage and high repair costs. Availon provides pointers.
International Turbine Adaptation
The North American wind industry can benefit from the more-mature European market, harnessing existing—and proven—designs to forge ahead.
Avoiding Ground-Fault Arcing
Grounding transformers are essential for large wind farms, where the substation transformer often provides the sole ground source. Pacific Crest Transformers explains.
Managing Wind Station Warranties
When a warranty expires, responsibility for future repairs transfers to the owner, who should be proactive in conducting in-depth inspections, as NAES makes clear.
A proven technique for stopping or reducing settlement, cement grouting is an effective, cost-efficient alternative to complete reconstruction of the foundation.
Proper lubrication and contaminant control are critical in order to attain long gearbox service life, both during and after the warranty period.
Turbine icing is an increasing challenge to the economics of wind energy in cold climates. Read on to learn how it happens, what it causes, and how it can be addressed.
Why should a developer assess strategic logistics considerations before final OEM selection? Because you need to know what you’re paying for!
Q&A: Andy Kruse
Co-founder & Executive Vice President/Southwest Windpower