Offshore Wind Project Risk Mitigation

With the anticipated increase in offshore wind development in the United States, all project team members should take into account mitigation measures that improve planning and coordination between parties.
These tactics assist in avoiding or at least mitigating friction and issues among participants, which drive up costs, slow things down, and result in legal disputes.
These strategies …

The Promise of Floating Wind Energy

A recent GWEC analysis reported that the United States could soon become a frontrunner in floating offshore wind technology production. It was chosen for this kind of wind development alongside the other four countries based on regional conditions, public policies, economic ambitions, and the prices of alternative sources of renewable energy.
The organization stated that the worldwide wind development market will …

The Evolution of Wind Turbines

People have used the wind to drive their boats for thousands of years. Nonetheless, how did humanity begin to use wind for mechanical purposes and electronics?
Heron of Alexandria, a Greek engineer, invented the wind-driven wheel in the first century. Experts believe early users utilized wheels in powering machines.
By the 9th century, windwheels were used for domestic purposes in Iran, near Afghanistan. People used the machines to grind maize, make flour, and pump water.

A Completely Recyclable Wind Farm Blade

Wind turbines are approximately 90 percent recyclable. Given the nature of thermoset materials, the turbine blade component constitutes the fraction that cannot be reprocessed. Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the US government urged enhanced end-of-life uses and recycling procedures for sustainable energy systems.
Fortunately, a 100% recyclable wind farm blade prototype has been produced and is fully prepared for …