Latest Turbine Stories

2012-03-28 08:07:29

Depending on the weather, wind turbines can face whispering breezes or gale-force gusts. Such variable conditions make extracting the maximum power from the turbines a tricky control problem, but a collaboration of Chinese researchers may have found a novel solution in human-inspired learning models. Most turbines are designed to produce maximum allowable power once winds reach a certain speed, called the rated speed. In winds above or below the rated speed, control systems can make...

2012-02-13 10:00:00

Performance Assembly Solutions (PAS), a world reknowned Contract Manufacturer of complex integrated assemblies, secures JetHeat Turbofan/ Turbine manufacturing contract. Fraser, MI (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 JetHeat (http://www.jetheat.com) announces Performance Assembly Solutions (PAS) as exclusive manufacturer of their Turbofan/Turbine Air Heating Unit. JetHeat announced today that Livonia Michigan based Performance Assembly Solutions will be the exclusive manufacturer of their Jet...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

New ℠preventative´ maintenance practices are now being developed, using high tech condition monitoring technologies, which aim to reduce the overall turbine O&M lifetime costs, as reported as Wind Energy Update. London (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Wind Energy update: Maintenance practices on wind turbines are primarily either ℠preventative´ actions performed at routine intervals according the manufacturers specification...or ℠reactive´ when a turbine´s...

Image 1 - Power Generation Is Blowing In The Wind
2012-01-18 05:21:30

By looking at the stability of the atmosphere, wind farm operators could gain greater insight into the amount of power generated at any given time. Power generated by a wind turbine largely depends on the wind speed. In a wind farm in which the turbines experience the same wind speeds but different shapes, such as turbulence, to the wind profile, a turbine will produce different amounts of power. This variable power can be predicted by looking at atmospheric stability, according to...

No Significant Environmental Impacts From SeaGen Found
2012-01-17 13:52:36

Scientists have determined that the world's first tidal current energy turbine will not cause an environmental impact. SeaGen was lowered into place and bolted to the seabed in 2008 in Strangford Lough, one of the world's fastest tidal currents. However, questions were asked about what kind of environmental impact the device would have. Strangford Lough is one of Europe's most protect areas because it provides a unique habitat for marine and bird life. The location was chosen for...

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