Let’s talk safety – What kind of maintenance do wind turbines need?
Wind turbines run continuously for 120,000 hours transforming kinetic energy generated by wind into electricity. To achieve the expected life span of 20 years, they need proper maintenance to operate safely. Read what operators need to look out for.
Power to liquid – Fueling up with renewable energy
What exactly are e-fuels? What role will they play in the greening of the economy? In this article, we’ll get a glimpse of how and where e-fuels are produced, wind farming’s role in their production, and how they can be deployed to make Europe — and the world — more sustainable.
Low carbon through recycled steel – How to achieve zero carbon emissions along the entire supply chain
Wind turbines consist of many materials including steel. The steel industry is one of the sectors that emit the most CO2 and is anything but environmentally friendly. The time has come to change that.
Wind innovations Part 2 – Three (more) wind technologies you should know about
The transition to carbon-free energy takes many forms. Ground-breaking technologies are emerging to meet the growing demand for renewable energy.
Strong as a tree – Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?
Wind turbine towers are mostly built out of steel, making them burdensome to transport. The heavy mass is not the only downside of these massive constructions. Although intended to generate renewable power, their manufacturing process is not as environmentally friendly as one might hope. But there is a solution: Swapping steel with wood.
Wind turbines under pressure – Common applicational challenges and solutions
Wind turbine failures are caused by several factors, be it by weather or a mechanical disturbance. To ensure the overall optimal health of turbines, operators need to focus on procuring reliable components to ensure turbines perform efficiently and reliably.
Wind innovations – Part 1 – Three wind technologies you should know about
As wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources worldwide, the possibilities in that area are endless. Many creative thinkers are coming up with various alternative innovations that could turn the tide.
Firmly anchored – How are wind turbines anchored to the seabed?
Offshore turbines have to deal with a lot of stress – the strong sea winds, waves crashing against the turbine shaft, and the fact that it has to reach the ground of the ocean to be constructed. It is vital for a wind turbine to have a strong foundation so that it can withstand all these stressors. The question is, how?
Ceramic outperforms steel – Clever material combinations for robust bearing solutions
Bearings often operate under challenging applicational conditions. Contamination and electrical erosion can cause bearings to fail quickly — if they aren’t engineered accordingly.