Unlocking the winds of change: navigating a dynamic landscape
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by allen_l_hall
2d ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Unlocking the winds of change: navigating a dynamic landscape This is a reprint of an article from PES Wind magazine that explains how the Uptime Wind Energy Podcast works, how it is different from and much the same as other communication vehicles in the industry. In the world of renewable energy, the wind sector uniquely embodies both swift innovation and expansive growth. Technological breakthroughs elevate turbines to new heights and capacities, while billions in investment circulate through numerous transactions, establishing this field as a vibrant catalyst f ..read more
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EmpathCMS: Fast, Non-Invasive Fault Detection for Wind Turbines
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
2d ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech EmpathCMS: Fast, Non-Invasive Fault Detection for Wind Turbines Allen Hall interviews Dr. Howard Penrose, president and founder of MotorDoc LLC, about the groundbreaking EmpathCMS electrical signature analysis system. Dr. Penrose explains how the technology can quickly and non-invasively detect developing faults in wind turbine components like generators, gearboxes, and bearings, helping to optimize maintenance and prevent unplanned downtime. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by  ..read more
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Muehlhan’s Endiprev Acquisition, Energy Capital’s $4.4B Fund, FiberLine’s Production Shift
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
4d ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Muehlhan’s Endiprev Acquisition, Energy Capital’s $4.4B Fund, FiberLine’s Production Shift Muehlhan Wind Service acquires a controlling interest in Portugal’s Endiprev to create a global front runner in wind installation and maintenance services. Energy Capital Partners raises over $4.4 billion for its latest fund focused on power generation, renewables, and decarbonization infrastructure. FiberLine Composites is moving all production from Denmark to India over competition from Chinese manufacturers, while also working on domesticating some production in the U.S ..read more
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Wind Catching Systems: Offshore Modular Multirotor Technology
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
1w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Wind Catching Systems: Offshore Modular Multirotor Technology Rosemary interviews Ivar Knutsen, Senior VP of Technical and Supply Chain at Wind Catching Systems, to discuss their innovative floating offshore wind concept. Wind Catching’s design features a grid of small wind turbines that benefit from the multirotor effect and enable easier installation and maintenance compared to traditional large offshore turbines. Wind Catching will also present at the Multi Rotor 2024 seminar June 12-13. You can find more information here: https://multirotor24.zohobackstage.eu ..read more
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Blade Platforms: Revolutionizing Blade Repair Access
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
1w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Blade Platforms: Revolutionizing Blade Repair Access In this episode, Petr Bartusek from Blade Platforms discusses how their truck-mounted platforms, capable of safely reaching over 100 meters, are transforming wind turbine blade repair access. With increased speed, skill utilization, and 24-hour shift capabilities, using Blade Platforms minimizes turbine downtime and maximizes efficiency in blade repair campaigns. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech ..read more
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Siemens Gamesa Cuts Jobs, Wind Worker Shortage, and Wind-Powered Ships
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
1w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Siemens Gamesa Cuts Jobs, Wind Worker Shortage, and Wind-Powered Ships The team discusses the job cuts at Siemens Gamesa and the challenges of finding skilled wind energy workers in the U.S. They also touch on Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MOL Drybulk’s move to outfit ships with wind propulsion technology from Anemoi Marine Technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech. Learn more about Weather Guard’s Stri ..read more
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STL WindStart: Tackling the Wind Technician Shortage
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
2w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech STL WindStart: Tackling the Wind Technician Shortage Allen Hall and Joel Saxum speak with Brandon McKelvain and Jeremy McKelvain from Safety Technology USA (STL) to discuss their trailblazing WindStart program. They visited STL’s impressive training facilities in Abilene, Texas and discovered how the organization is addressing the critical shortage of wind technicians through hands-on, industry-focused education. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech ..read more
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IntelStor Insights into Wind Turbine Blade O&M Costs
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
2w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech IntelStor Insights into Wind Turbine Blade O&M Costs Phil Totaro, CEO of IntelStor, dives deep into the latest trends and data surrounding onshore wind turbine blade operations and maintenance costs. He discusses the strategies and innovations being employed to optimize blade performance, reduce downtime, and drive down costs. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech. Learn more about Weather Guard’s StrikeTape Wind Turbine LPS retrofit. Fol ..read more
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Sales vs. Engineering: Tension in Wind Turbine Development
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
2w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Sales vs. Engineering: Tension in Wind Turbine Development In this episode, Allen, Joel, Phil, and Rosemary discuss new German legislation to streamline wind permitting, the economics of floating offshore wind in France, and Iberdrola’s increased investments in offshore wind. They also delve into how the U.S. Production Tax Credit has impacted wind farm maintenance practices and explore the industry-wide challenges that arose when sales teams overpromised on turbine capabilities, creating tension with the engineering realities. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, ou ..read more
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Monitoring Solutions for Aging Wind Turbines: eologix-Ping
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by Weather Guard, Allen Hall, Rosemary Barnes, Joel Saxum & Phil Totaro
3w ago
Weather Guard Lightning Tech Monitoring Solutions for Aging Wind Turbines: eologix-Ping Allen Hall and Joel Saxum interview Matthew Stead, co-founder of eologix-Ping, about the company’s growth, industry challenges, and their innovative sensing solutions for aging wind fleets. They discuss the benefits of eologix-Ping’s acoustic sensing, lightning detection, and blade monitoring technologies. Sign up now for Uptime Tech News, our weekly email update on all things wind technology. This episode is sponsored by Weather Guard Lightning Tech. Learn more about Weather Guard’s StrikeTape W ..read more
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