The Front Cover

In recent years, the use of main bearing configurations in three-point mounting wind turbine drivetrains has become a much-debated topic. As a result, researchers at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are investigating a few potential solutions to mitigate main bearing failures. The image on the cover shows the main bearing pillow-block assembly inside the nacelle of a 1.5MW wind turbine. Click here to read the full article.

Publisher's Note

Worldwide wind market booming like never before

 

Features

Mitigation of Micropitting in Wind Turbine Main Shaft Bearings
By Latha Sethuraman, Yi Guo and Shuangwen Sheng, National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Predicting Avian Fatalities at Wind Facilities
By Dr Leslie New, Washington State University, Vancouver, USA

Understanding Medium Range Weather Forecasting for the Renewables Industry
By Polly Kirk, Regional Marketing Executive, MeteoGroup, UK

 

Windtech Future

The future of technology – Materials
By Philip Totaro, CEO of Totaro & Associates, USA

 

View from Inside

Reliable Grid Support from Wind Power
By Frans Van Hulle, XP Wind, Belgium

 

Review

HUSUM Wind 2015

News

Company News

Projects and Contracts

Product News

Industry News

 

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