wind turbine blade design News

  • The world’s longest wind turbine blade has been built

    Adwen and LM Wind Power have joined forces in order to create the longest wind turbine blade in the world. The blade is 88.4m long and was specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 8MW wind turbine which will have a 180m rotor diameter. The point of increasing blade length, is the ability to capture more wind, which increases overall output. The added length of this blade will allow the ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • GE Successfully Proves Technology to Extend Wind Turbine Blades

    Innovative Technology Increases Rotor Diameter by 40 Percent; Demonstrated Power Output Increases by More than 20 Percent Unique Aerodynamic Insert Extends a 37-Meter Blade to 44 Meters Continued Expansion of GE’s Technology Advancements to Improve Existing Fleet Production ...


    By General Electric

  • Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades

    Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTMCarbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • GE Developing Wind Blades That Could Be the “Fabric” of Our Clean Energy Future

    In a move that could put wind energy on equal economic footing with traditional fossil fuels, GE (NYSE: GE), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will begin work on a project that could fundamentally change the way wind blades are designed, manufactured and installed. With most of the cost of electricity for ...


    By General Electric

  • Bladed celebrates its 20th Birthday

    At the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Vienna, GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Bladed, the wind turbine design software trusted and used by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world. Over the last two decades, as commercial wind turbines have grown in scale, from 500kW to over 7MW, GL Garrad Hassan wind energy experts have ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan releases new version of Bladed

    GL Garrad Hassan has released Version 4.4 of Bladed, the industry standard integrated software package for the design and certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The release of Version 4.4 represents a significant milestone for Bladed, with many new features, including a new pitch actuator model with additional functionality, a new external controller interface, improved moorings ...


  • NextEra Energy Resources Selects GE’s New 1.7-100 Brilliant Wind Turbine for Michigan Wind Farm

    Today GE (NYSE: GE) introduced the 1.7-100 brilliant wind turbine, the world’s most efficient wind turbine in its ...


    By General Electric

  • GL Garrad Hassan to validate Tidal Bladed with new data

    After a successful initial study to validate their tidal turbine design software Tidal Bladed, GL Garrad Hassan are preparing for the next phase of full scale validation, under the Reliable Data Acquisition Project for Tidal (ReDAPT) project. Tidal Bladed is a commercial software package which can be used to calculate the performance of, and loading on, tidal stream energy converters in the tidal ...


  • Gamesa reinforces its manufacturing base in India with a new blade factory

    This facility will make blades for the G114-2.0 MW class S turbine and marks Gamesa's second blade factory in India, where it also has a nacelle manufacturing facility The new blade factory is part of the company's plan for tapping the growth opportunity in India, where it is the number one OEM Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has ...


    By Gamesa

  • Building Turbines, Inc. Executes Letter of Intent to Acquire Eco-Wind Solutions and the Company's Distribution Rights for the Windtronics Honeywell EWS 6500 Wind Generator

    Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, announced today that it has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Eco-Wind Solutions, Inc. (EWS). Complete terms were not disclosed; however, an integral part of the agreement set terms whereby the sales staffs from both ...


  • GC China Turbines Receives Patents

    GC China (OTCBB: GCHT) announced today that it has applied for and received Chinese utility patents for passive-yaw system, a flexible drive system for support-tube structure, and a teeter-structured flexible hub, which further underpin the Company's commitment to technology leadership in the global wind energy market. Description of Technology The adoption of passive-yaw system allows ...


  • Siemens Wind Turbine Nacelle Assembly Facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Green Building Certification

    Siemens Energy has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification for its recently opened wind turbine nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, for its environmentally responsible design and efficient operating systems.  The 300,000-square-foot facility is ...


    By Siemens Energy, Inc.

  • ResearchMoz: Global and China Wind Turbine Tower Industry 2012 Deep Research Report - Market Research Report

      New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database Global and China Wind Turbine Tower Industry 2012 Deep Research Report 2012 Deep Research Report on Global and China Wind Turbine Tower Industry was published by ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA Offshore 2011: New Bladed link to offshore code checking tools

    In the years to come an increasing number of offshore wind turbine (OWT) installations are expected in deeper waters. This will require the use of more complex braced support structures such as jackets instead of the more widely used monopole foundations. For modelling OWT-specific aspects such as rotor aerodynamics and control system actions, designers are required to use a dedicated ...


  • Wind and air’s hope for new energy

    Two sets of scientists in the US have devised new ways to snatch more power from thin air. One group of Californian chemists reports that it has found a way to filter carbon dioxide directly from the air and turn it into clean-burning methanol. While scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have announced a design for an offshore wind turbine rotor blade 200 ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Second Wind and Dulas announce strategic partnership on advanced wind measurement systems

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced an expanded relationship with Dulas, one of the UK's leading renewable energy services firms, designed to offer the UK's wind industry a full range of wind measurement technologies and turnkey field services. Through the new partnership, UK-based wind developers and wind farm operators -- both ...


  • Financial incentives and government policies are driving wind technology

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Global Small Wind (50-350kW) Power Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015' provides detailed market opportunities and challenges for small wind (50-350kW) power market players in the world. Global Small Wind (50-350kW) Power Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015This report gives an in-depth analysis of the global small wind turbine market and provides forecasts up ...


  • Operating at extremes: new GL Technical note on turbine operation in cold climates

    As wind energy is being called to provide a greater share of the world's energy burden, more turbines are operating in areas where temperature tests the machinery to its limits. Wind turbines are usually designed to operate in a temperature range from -10°C to +40°C, but at some current installations temperatures can drop to -30°C or -40°C. To ensure that operators rely on turbine ...


  • Vestas Wind Systems Turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for Smarter Wind Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Danish energy company Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Second Wind Offers Flexible Rental and Leasing Programs for Triton Sonic Wind Profiler

    Options allow customers at any stage of development to easily take advantage of remote sensing for wind data SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Enabling a wide range of wind energy companies to measure hub-height wind speeds by employing highly reliable and dependable remote sensing systems in their wind resource assessment studies, Second Wind announced today a new, flexible leasing ...


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