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 SERIES

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 NRG Systems

  • 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 NRG Systems

  • 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 NRG Systems

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Technological innovations driving down lifetime costs of producing wind power

    This report analyzes the opportunities and challenges facing wind power in North America – particularly turbine manufacturers – in the current economic and political climate. It assesses drivers of growth include rising demand for electricity, pro-wind regulatory environments, advantages over other renewables, and technological innovations driving down lifetime costs of producing wind power. Key ...


  • Harmonic and interharmonic distortion analysis in the grid-connected wind electric generator

    The operation of wind turbines has an impact on the power quality at the connected electric network. The integration of wind electric generators with the power grid becomes a headache for power engineers in several aspects. Harmonic distortion is one of the most important phenomena which affect the grid performance. This paper provides an in-depth discussion on harmonic and interharmonic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-Brella: prototype development of the umbrella as harvester of solar and wind energies

    The familiar umbrella has been redesigned for power harvesting from renewable energy sources resulting in the Eco-Brella . Several engineering technologies are utilised: aerodynamics for fin design, mechatronics for power management, materials for thermoelectric and solar film, CAD for the layout, and heat transfer for human comfort. The result is a sustainable design capable of harvesting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Belgium Wind Power Market 2025: Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE)

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Wind Power in Belgium, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its store.   “Wind Power in Belgium, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), ...


  • Museum of Science – Boston - Case Study

    Each year, millions of visitors come to the Museum of Science – in Boston, only Fenway Park draws more people. This nationally-renowned center dates to the mid-1800s as a resource to teach and demonstrate how technology and science affects daily living. The museum enjoys a high-profile location along the Charles River, between Boston and Cambridge. Facilities include an IMAX theater and a 2 ...

  • Philips Lightolier – Fall River, MA - Case Study

    Founded in 1904, Philips Lightolier has long been an innovator in the electric lighting industry with its headquarters located in Fall River, MA. Philips Lightolier is a leader in the development of energy-efficient lighting and controls, from high performance fixtures, to smart controls, and the integration of electronics. New fixtures introduced by several different company brands achieve more ...

  • Karl Erik Widell, professor emeritus at the University of Aalborg, Institute of Energy Technology, played a key role in the development of MagFan

    Six decades of experience and knowledge Professor Widell’s career spans over almost six decades since he graduated, and includes several advanced R&D projects for The Danish Defence Research Board, ABB, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, Grundfos and many other leading companies worldwide. As a leading specialist in aerodynamics on wind turbines, turbo compressors, steam turbines and ...


    By DACS A/S

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