wind turbine engineering Articles

  • The VGOT Darrieus wind turbine

    We present the actual state of development of a non-conventional new vertical-axis wind turbine. The concepts introduced here involve the constructive aspects of variable-geometry oval-trajectory (VGOT) Darrieus wind turbines. The key feature of a VGOT machine is that each blade slides over rails mounted on a wagon instead of rotating around a central vertical axis. Each wagon contains its own ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Animation: How Wind Turbines Work

    The windmill, which converts wind into rotational energy to mill grain or pump water, has been around since antiquity. It’s even been claimed that Ancient Babylonians planned to harness wind as early as almost 4,000 years ago, as part of a scheme for one of Hammurabi’s ambitious irrigation projects. By the end of the 19th century, wind energy took on a whole new meaning as engineers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Palmdale Water District Wind Turbine Project

    In response to the 2001 California energy crisis, Black & Veatch acted as the owner's engineer through the construction and commissioning phases of the largest net-metered wind energy project in the United States. The California energy crisis in 2001 made headlines around the world. The country's most populous state was caught in a power delivery squeeze and was beset with runaway ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Deep research on China wind turbine blade industry

    It was a professional and depth research report on China Wind Turbine Blade industry. Since 2009, the price of China's wind turbine blade has decreased substantially, which is a big challenge for these new entrants and existing wind turbine blade manufacturers. On the development trends of current domestic wind power equipment market, supply and demand tension has been greatly eased with the ...


  • Hansen transmissions - wind turbine gearbox testing with PULSE

    The Wind Energy Market Wind energy is one of the fastest growing power generation technologies. The level of annual installed capacity has grown at an average rate of 27.6% p.a. for the past five years. High fuel prices and increased focus on global warming and renewable energy resources have contrib- uted to an increased investment in the development of wind technology over the last three ...

  • Finite element analysis of turbine generator rotor winding shorted turns

    Abstract Online magnetic flux monitoring via permanently installed air-gap flux probes is a well- established technology to determine the presence of shorted turns in a turbine generator rotor winding. Flux measurements are normally performed using flux probes installed in the machine air gap (on a stator wedge) and connected to portable or permanently installed instruments. In this ...

  • Analysing the wind turbine innovation systems in The Netherlands and Denmark using the cyclic innovation model

    This paper analyses the development of wind power in The Netherlands and Denmark in the period 1973-2000 with the cyclic innovation model (CIM). CIM regards innovation as a cyclic process in which different actors constantly develop and exchange knowledge through four different types of cycles: hard science cycle, soft science cycle, integrated engineering cycle, and differentiated valorisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cliffs farm wind turbine installation project – network connection and planning advice case study

    Background F Culshaw. a diversified farm business at Cliffs Farm in Lancashire, sought advice from Envirolink Northwest about solving delays to its 2.25 MW wind turbine development on land at Cliffs Farm. Envirolink Northwest supported the client through contract negotiations with all parties concerned, and provided post planning consent advice. The advice given helped to achieve ...


    By Envirolink Northwest

  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • Wind farms benefting the region

    Wind farms as close as Benton and White counties—and others around the world—are boosting Tippecanoe County’s economy by at least $20 million a year, reports Jody Hamilton, director of economic development for Greater Lafayette Commerce. “From land title searches to construction labor and turbine components, businesses in Greater Lafayette are enjoying new revenues, and that figure doesn’t ...


    By Fleetmatics

  • Measuring Offshore Wind Resources

    To select the right offshore wind site, estimate the future energy output of a wind farm, and determine the best layout for the turbines, project developers must conduct wind resource assessment (WRA) campaigns on site. This is a critical phase of the successful development of wind farms. WRA campaigns on terrestrial sites have traditionally been performed using meteorological towers equipped ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • New Approach allows Subscribers to Reach the Summit of the Mountain of Information on Gas Turbine and Reciprocating Engine Technology

    The available information on combustion, flow control, treatment and environmental compliance for gas turbines and reciprocating engines is doubling every few years. It is now more challenging than climbing Mt. Everest to find the most current and relevant information. Rapid developments include zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technologies, repairable valves, high efficiency air inlet filters, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New methods for measuring the wind

    Although computer models of wind flow over terrain have improved dramatically in the past few years, there is still no substitute for data recorded at the site. So you want to build a wind farm. Good for you. With the global drive towards a low carbon economy, it is surely the right way to go for many individuals, companies and, indeed, Governments around the world. As information from the ...


  • Case Study: Developing a retrofit solution for Mitsubishi turbines

    RNRG’s product development team is always looking for ways to make customers’ lives easier. Our favorite type of design challenge is when we we get to collaborate directly with customers to solve an immediate issue. We recently embarked on ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • Engineering Innovation into Driveline Design

    Introduction: thinking differently What is innovation? How can you harness innovation in practical ways to support your business goals? In the driveline industry and for engineering in general, “innovation” is often synonymous with the use of new or novel technologies/methods to achieve design and development goals - and ultimately deliver a higher quality product - in faster, ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • Antarctica: a southern hemisphere wind power station?

    The International Polar Year commences in 2007. We offer a macro-project plan to generate a large amount of electricity on the continent of Antarctica by using sail-like wind dams incorporating air turbines. Electricity can be used to make exploration and exploitation efforts easier on Antarctica. We offer the technical specifications for the Fabric Aerial Dam and indicate some of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indiana firm lands wind farm contract

    Energy has selected Bowen Engineering as the balance of plant contractor for the Meadow Lake wind farm in White County, Indiana. This 200 megawatt facility is the first of several wind farms Horizon is developing in Indiana. “Horizon is a leader in wind energy, and our team is pleased to work with such an outstanding firm,” said Bowen Operations Manager Dennis Ward. “Renewable energy, ...


    By Fleetmatics

  • What’s the Future of R&D in the Wind Industry?

    When the wind industry finally reacted to the world’s financial crisis—it didn’t fully hit us until 2010—at once, we lost both an incredibly vibrant global wind market and sufficiently robust profit margins. The market recovery is rebounding nicely now, thanks largely to government incentives, but profit margins will probably never fully recover—at least, not to the ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • Gamesa, Northrop Grumman to collaborate in offshore wind

    Spanish wind technology giant Gamesa and U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman (Los Angeles, CA) have signed an agreement under which the two companies will collaborate in the development of technologies for offshore wind facilities. Under the terms of the agreement, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding will apply its experience in heavy load logistics, systems performance, and reliability ...

  • Desalination plant in Egypt runs on wind & sun

    Fortis Wind Energy (NL) and Juwi Renewable (DE) install a 100kW hybrid system in Egypt. Egypt, the land of the pyramids, is known to us for its ancient culture and the last year because of the uprisings for more democracy. Egypt is less known for its large population (83 million) lives along the Nile (only 5.5% of the surface). The rest of the country is desert. The River Nile runs into Egypt ...


    By Fortis Wind Energy

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