wind turbine blade monitoring News

  • Improved rotor blades increase turbine yield

    In Wettendorf in Lower Saxony, seebaWIND Service GmbH is upgrading four Fuhrländer FL2500 wind turbines with aerodynamically improved rotor blades. The innovative product was developed by BayWa r.e. and adapted for Fuhrländer FL2500 and Nordex N100 wind turbines with the help of seebaWIND Service. In a further development, the partners have been able to increase the turbine yield by ...


    By seebaWIND Service GmbH

  • New Report Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market Outlook (2010-2015) published by Marketsandmarkets

    Global wind turbine market, a rapidly growing market segment of global renewable energy, has recorded double digit annual growth in the past ten years and the market is expected to maintain this growth till 2015 by reinstalling and additions of new generation turbines as well as increasing the size and efficiency of the turbines. In 2009, total 38,343 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines were ...


  • Wind turbines may lure bats into fatal errors

    Scientists in the US might just be about to answer one of the great puzzles of biodiversity and renewable energy: why one of nature’s most agile flyers, a creature with the most sophisticated ultrasonic tracking system, should be so fatally attracted to wind turbines. Blades on the giant towers of wind turbines can rotate faster than a bird can fly, and are known to cause huge numbers of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Turningpoint and FreeWave Technologies Partner to Mitigate Wind Turbine Failure Through Vibration Monitoring Solution

    AWEA WINDPOWER CONFERENCE, (Booth #1209) -- FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced that it has been selected by Turningpoint  (http://www.turningpointwind.com/) as its wireless data communications partner for its market-leading turbine vibration ...


    By FreeWave Technologies, Inc

  • GE to Supply 41 Multi-Megawatt Wind Turbines for Four Projects in Germany

    GE (NYSE: GE) announced today a contract with the leading German project developer Energiekontor AG for four wind power generating projects comprised of 41 ...


    By General Electric

  • Global Wind Energy Fortunes (and Turbines) Growing Fast, at Least in Short Term

    From Brazil to South Africa, from northern Europe to the American heartland, wind is on the rise. Already among the world's fastest growing energy sources, wind technology is on the cusp of advances that could multiply a turbine's ability to transform currents of air into electricity, and at a time when global leaders are seeking ways to power the planet without greenhouse gases. So wind energy ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • First Galapagos wind turbines set to halve diesel imports

    To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos' Islands discovery, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015.  The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town of El Progresso on San Cristobal Island.  The wind farm is on the island that suffered the worst oil ...

  • New Report Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Market Outlook (2010-2015) published by Marketsandmarkets

    Global wind turbine market, a rapidly growing market segment of global renewable energy, has recorded double digit annual growth in the past ten years and the market is expected to maintain this growth till 2015 by reinstalling and additions of new generation turbines as well as increasing the size and efficiency of the turbines. In 2009, total 38,343 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines were ...


  • ACCIONA Windpower introduces its 3 MW wind turbine at PowerExpo 2008 Exhibition in Zaragoza

    ACCIONA Windpower, ACCIONA's wind turbine manufacturing and supply division, today introduced its AW-3000 machine at PowerExpo 2008 Exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain. The new 3 MW rated capacity wind turbine expands the company's range of products in the multi-megawatt market segment. Designed to leverage the proven strength and high reliability of the company's AW-1500 machine, the AW-3000 offers ...


    By ACCIONA Energy

  • GE Applying MRI Magnet Technology to Cost-Effectively Scale-Up to 15MW Wind Turbines

    With the wind industry moving toward larger wind turbine platforms in the future, GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced it has begun work on the first phase of a 2-year, $3 million project from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a next generation wind turbine generator that could ...


    By General Electric

  • Global Wind Energy Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Wind Energy Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Winning $2.7 Billion and More than 2 Gigawatts Since May Launch, GE Demonstrates Industry Leadership with Its Advanced 1.6-100 Wind Turbine

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has recently secured more than 1,200 megawatts (MW) of commitments for its 1.6-100 wind turbine, the world’s leader in efficiency. The 750 additional turbines bring the total number of orders and commitments to $2.7 billion and more than 2 gigawatts to date. In the past month alone developers have selected the turbine ...


    By General Electric

  • 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 ...


  • Wind Power Capacity Reached 196,853 MW in 2010

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market by Testing, Material, Blade Size, Regulations & Outlook (2011 - 2016)," to their collection of Energy market reports. For more information, visit ...


    By Marketwire

  • Largest wind R&D study underway at NREL

    Strong winds are a common research partner for scientists working at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). Recently, those gusting Colorado winds helped usher in a new milestone for wind technology research and development. NREL and Siemens Power Generation 'flipped the switch' starting the blades on a Siemens 2.3 megawatt wind turbine installed as part of a cooperative research and ...

  • Wind Energy Update: Wind Farm O&M Predictive vs. Preventative Maintenance

    Wind Energy update: Maintenance practices on wind turbines are primarily either ‘preventative’ actions performed at routine intervals according the manufacturers specification...or ‘reactive’ when a turbine’s component is damaged causing the machine to shut down. New ‘preventative’ maintenance practices are now being developed, using high tech condition monitoring technologies, which aim to ...


    By PRWeb

  • US to allow eagle deaths to aid wind power

    Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades. The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation's wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • Address to the Renewables UK Offshore Wind Conference

    Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to start by taking you back 15 years to the year 2000, the first year of the new millennium. It was the year the Spice Girls broke up. The year Chris Evans stopped making TFI Friday. It was the year we partied to see in the millennium. But what is the significance of this milestone year for us ...

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