Mitsubishi joins Siemens, General Electric and Gamesa in their plans to opening new UK wind turbine factories following the announcement of £60m funding.
South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF) - Case Study
The South Fork Wind Farm is a planned offshore wind farm located 30 miles east of Montauk that will consist of approximately 15 wind turbines and a subsea transmission system that will deliver energy to East Hampton, NY. Marine survey activities are scheduled to begin in Summer 2017. Marine construction is planned to start 2021. Overview The South Fork Wind Farm is a planned offshore wind farm located 30 miles east of Montauk that will consist of approximately 15 wind turbines and a subsea transmission system...
Case study - Use of the Nor848A acoustic camera on wind turbines
The acoustic camera system Nor848 is a powerful tool to investigate noise sources. In realtime you listen to a beamformed audio signal so that you can hear individual sources one by one. Immediately you can identify the strongest over all noise source in a multisource environment, and you can do the same analysis for single frequencies, 1/3 or 1/1 octave bands or any given frequency range.This study shows that in addition to document noise emission from a windturbine, the Nor848 can be a useful tool for predictive...
Adoption hurdles and challenges with small wind turbines
Adoption Hurdles and Challenges with Small Wind Turbines Wind energy is very promising. It can be harvested without any costs, and like solar panels, wind turbines are environmentally-friendly. However, such machines are not living up to their potential. Some users have reported low efficiency rates, unpredictable performance and costly adoption barriers. This article dives into the challenges of wind energy, with focus on small wind turbines. Read on to understand the type of location that wind turbines favor...
Automated Oil Particle Analysis Helps Prevent Gearbox Failures
The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from around the bearings. The LaserNet 230 particle counter and ferrous debris monitor has been shown to be an excellent analytical tool for end users to be able to diagnose wear faults in various machine applications such as gear boxes, engines and transmissions. The wear...
Offshore wind costs and development risk
How procurement strategies, manufacturing costs and new technology stack up against development risk in Offshore Wind Projects. Offshore wind is changing, and it is changing for the better. In 2006, offshore wind deployment costs started rising significantly, from £1.5m/ MW, in 2016 prices, to over £4m/MW in 2012, without a clear indication as to what the price ceiling would be. There was an industry-wide realisation that a significant shift was necessary to avoid losing out on investments to alternati...