Company Profile: Spider Wind Access
For more than six decades this company has been providing access solutions to commercial and industrial clients. The wind energy market is now a primary focus.
A Template for Success in Texas
The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance has assembled a support system to help assure the success of wind farm developers and component manufacturers.
The Evolution of Wind Training
No longer dependent on field experience alone, wind energy technician training is being conducted at cutting-edge facilities such as the Ecotech Institute.
Wind Power Forecasting
Independent system operators, regional transmission organizations, and utilities all have a critical need for accurate forecasts of electrical generation by wind.
Patenting the Winds of Innovation
Companies are racing to protect their wind turbine technology with new patents, helping protect the market positions of innovator companies and leading to enhanced licensing opportunities.
A Departure in Turbine Design
A new turbine design harvests more energy from lower wind speeds than traditional systems, proving that bigger isn’t necessarily better.
It’s strange to think about, but the very winds that make a wind farm an attractive site for producing electricity can also make it a difficult project for crane operators.
Whether it’s a broken bolt found on the deck or a loosened nut discovered during a torque check, validating tightness can help foresee failure issues in bolted flanges.
Optimizing passive tuned mass dampers can greatly reduce loads in offshore floating wind turbines, leading to more viability in deep waters.
A logistics quality system involving three basic elements—metrics/measurement, process/procedure, and reporting/repair—will lead to better outcomes.
Q&A: Lauren Cutro Berry
Co-Lead /Travelers Clean Energy & Technology Practice