Wind turbines withstand tornado
Last week, the widest tornado ever measured on Earth ripped through Canadian County, Okla., destroying many homes and businesses. This record-setting storm event received an EF5 rating--the highest possible--and was only the eighth tornado of this magnitude to be measured in the state since 1950.
Despite taking a direct hit, two wind turbines at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC) stood intact after the storm passed. The turbines, on 85- and 126-foot towers--both fully constructed and used for educational purposes--did not suffer any visible damage.
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Offshore Wind: A New Revolution for U.S. Wind Energy
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the offshore wind energy community, acquire current information and fresh approaches to launch and/or grow your offshore wind power business, and peruse the latest industry products and services in the exhibition hall. It's a new revolution for the U.S wind energy industry, and professionals from across the globe are attending the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition... shouldn't you?
First Edition AWEA Operations and Maintenance Recommended Practices
AWEA is proud to release the First Edition AWEA Operations and Maintenance Recommended Practices document on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois.
These recommended practices are the creation of dozens of expert wind project operators, engineers, technicians and designers who have teamed up to provide state-of-the-art guidance on the operation and maintenance of modern wind turbines and projects. Want to learn how to maintain gearboxes for maximum performance? Inspect and keep blades in top operating condition? Track component performance to ensure proactive maintenance? Plan for the transition of operations at the end of the warranty period? This information is all included in the AWEA Operations and Maintenance Recommended Practices. Read More...