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The WINDPOWER 2011 Conference and Exhibition will take place from 22 to 25 May in Anaheim, California, USA. WINDPOWER 2011 Conference & Exhibition is the focal point for wind professionals to learn about wind issues, technology and policy while networking with industry decision-makers, and generating high-quality business leads.

{access view=!registered}Only logged in users can view the full text of the article.{/access}{access view=registered}Organised by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the conference is a perfect blend of education, exhibition and networking. Featuring the largest wind-focused exhibit hall in the USA, WINDPOWER displays the latest industry products and services from manufacturing leaders, component suppliers and other wind energy organisations. There are over 50 educational sessions organised into five tracks, covering policy, business and technical issues, designed to enhance your knowledge and expertise. The scientific sessions are longer than other session tracks, giving attendees more technical details and further information from industry experts. The general sessions are open to all attendees and include an exciting line-up of influential leaders and visionaries of the wind industry.

More than 20,000 visitors are expected, and there are over 1,000 exhibitors presenting their products and services on the exhibition floor. Windtech International invited the exhibiting companies to tell us what they will have on display during the show, especially their new products.

ABB’s single platform generator covers all high speed solutions up to 7MW. The same platform can be used in both doubly-fed and full converter concepts, enabling turbine manufacturers to use the present small design for all markets.
Booth no. 1067

American Superconductor – AMSC
AMSC Windtec provides wind turbine designs and engineering, an extensive suite of customer support services, and power electronics and control systems. From 650kW onshore wind turbines to 10MW SeaTitan systems for the offshore market, AMSC offers a broad range of proprietary wind power systems and drive trains. The company also offers its D-VAR solution for wind farm grid interconnection, which is deployed at over 70 wind farms globally.
Booth no. 4219

AVN Energy
AVN Energy has different models of rotor locks for wind turbines. Examples of advantages are quick delivery time and corrosion resistance up to C5 high according to ENI 2944. The rotor locks are maintenance free and various aspects can be adapted according to customer specifications. The company can deliver a compact design, which can be mounted any way the customer requires. The rotor locks can also be delivered with customer-specified hydraulic force.
Booth no. 2183

BS Rotor Technic
BS Rotor Technic has offices in the UK, Germany, Spain and the USA, and can therefore cover a large area across Europe and North America for its customers. The compnay is involved in the service, repair and inspection of rotor blades of all sizes, and has rope access technicians and working platforms for work on the rotor blades in situ. BS Rotor Technic is Germanischer Lloyd and ISO 9001 certified.
Booth no. 726

Catch the Wind
Catch the Wind, manufacturer of wind turbine control using a forward-looking laser wind sensor (LWS), will share results from recent trial programmes and host live demonstrations of its Vindicator laser wind sensor, which improves turbine performance using wind speed and direction measurements from the undisturbed inflow approaching each wind turbine.
Booth no. 933 (indoor), 6831 (outdoor)

Concast has specialised in precast concrete products since 1969. Concast’s Trench Systems are utilised for below-ground substation control, power cables and industrial piping distribution. Boxes and pads are an ideal installation solution for pad mount and submersible apparatus, transformers, switches and sectionalising equipment.
Booth no. 5401

DeTect is the developer and manufacturer of the MERLIN Avian Radar System, the most widely used bird radar system for terrestrial and offshore wind energy project bird and bat survey and mortality risk assessment, with over 60 systems operating worldwide. MERLIN’s SCADA software also provides real-time mortality risk mitigation.
Booth no. 1509

DeWind Co. designs and manufactures the D9.2, 2MW utility-grade wind turbine, utilising a grid-friendly medium-voltage synchronous generator. DeWind Co., headquartered in Irvine, California, was founded in Lübeck, Germany, and is now owned by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd).
Booth no. 3541

Electricon is a professional engineering company with expertise in lightning protection, earthing systems and power quality. Based on the new IEC requirements Electricon is offering engineering services and solutions to worldwide wind turbine manufacturers, operators, sub-suppliers and service providers. Electricon engineers are participating in wind turbine development projects with responsibility for designing, implementing and testing the lightning protection systems. The company’s engineers are experienced in site analysis for on-site system evaluations and fault analysis. They are developing upgrade solutions for existing lightning protection systems. Electricon is developing and implementing lightning sensor and data storage systems to measure and store real lightning strike data. Its systems can be installed either as a stand-alone system or as a part of a park-wide SCADA system. Also simple lightning card sensors are offered for low-cost measurements. Electricon is offering surge protection modules based on the patented technology Strikesorb from Raycap Corporation.
Booth no. 2533

FORCE Technology
FORCE Technology shows their extended program for full-scale automated ultrasonic inspection systems. Three different types of P-scan automated scanners for blades will be displayed through video presentations. Their performance is outstanding in resolution, detectability, mapping, sizing and efficiency in time. Even hidden waviness (wrinkles) may be mapped and sized. Complete data documentation is complimentary, stored in a professional P-scan inspection system.
Booth no. 3190

GasTOPS provides products and services for machinery condition monitoring to operators, maintainers and manufacturers of critical equipment for energy, aviation, defence and transportation worldwide. Their in-line, full-flow oil debris sensor technology, MetalSCAN, provides an effective way for monitoring and managing failures of wind turbine gearboxes.
Booth no. 2968

GL Garrad Hassan
GL Garrad Hassan is a global renewable energy consultancy. It offers independent technical and engineering services, products and training courses to the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors.
Booth no. 4133

Gurit is a global supplier of composite materials and technical solutions. Gurit has developed a broad range of products and solutions and covers both infusion and prepreg blade technology and being capable of supplying all the relevant materials needed for building a composite blade.
Booth no. 4020

ITH Engineering
ITH GmbH manufactures bolt tensioning cylinders, hydraulic torque wrenches, hydraulic pumps, torque multipliers (electric, pneumatic, manual), and large-diameter bolts, studs, nuts and washers. ITH services the market through a worldwide sales network, international patents and qualified application engineers to assist with customers’ specific bolting needs.
Booth no. 1535

Klüber Lubrication North America
Klüber Lubrication offers a line of gear oil that optimises the performance of gear systems by preventing the damages caused by extreme loads, challenging environments and long maintenance cycles. Its gear oil is formulated to increase efficiency and protect drive systems.
Booth no. 1525

Met One Instruments
Met One Instruments has offered professional-grade weather sensors/systems and air quality instrumentation for more than 40 years. Its products include meteorological sensors for resource assessment, forecasting and wind farm management applications. It will introduce its new, high accuracy 011 E-Class One Cup Anemometer and 514 Air Density Sensor at WINDPOWER 2011.
Booth no. 2008

Meteodyn America
Meteodyn offers CFD software and studies to assess wind energy resource whatever the site (mountains, forests, built-up areas), and for large-scale wind farms as well as for small-scale wind generation. At its booth the company will show demos of its software MeteodynWT for wind energy assessment in wind farms, over any kind of terrain, and UrbaWind for wind energy assessment in urban areas or other built-up areas.
Booth no. 2911

Natural Power
Natural Power will be showcasing ZephIR 300 in an outside demonstration every day. The system provides remote wind speed and direction measurements from 10 to 200 metres, removing the need for a tall met mast. To book a private demonstration, e-mail .
Booth no. 1977, 6825

A one-piece cooler of three metres’ length and a heat exchanger in aluminium are among the novelties that will be shown at Nissens stand in the Danish Pavilion at WINDPOWER 2011. The company’s products may be customised according to individual customer need.
Booth no. 2632

The OCAS solution is an aircraft detection and warning system based on radar technology to provide detection and tracking of an aircraft’s proximity to an obstacle. Warning lights on wind farms are seen as an annoyance for the local communities, but the capability of OCAS’s system allows the visual warning lights to remain off until an aircraft is on an unsafe heading. This leaves the horizon and sky free of unnecessary light pollution and decreases public annoyance issues, while improving the environmental habitat. The system can also send an optional secondary audio warning to the pilot’s cockpit headset via VHF radio, adding a second safety barrier.
Booth no. 4757

REpower USA
REpower USA is announcing at AWEA 2011 in Anaheim the latest version of its MM series turbine, the MM100. The MM100, designed exclusively for improved financial returns in low wind speed environments, includes REpower’s post-installation Integrated Service Package with up to a 15-year availability guarantee. From its headquarters in Denver, CO, the compnay has installed over 500MW of 2.05MW turbines in six states across the USA.
Booth no. 2541

SET Sustainable Energy Technologies
SET is a technology company providing variable-speed, medium-voltage drive systems. The company develops and manufacture electro-mechanical differential-drives with a total power rating of up to 8MW. Currently SET is proving the concept utilising a 3MW/10kV prototype on its full-scale test bench.
Booth no. 5426

Sicmemotori has been designing and manufacturing permanent magnet (PM) synchronous generators for wind turbines since 2002, in the range of power from 5 to 200kW (small-scale wind) and 1 to 3MW (large-scale wind) direct-drive, medium and high speed applications. When requested, Sicmemotori can supply the static conversion control too. Sicmemotori is an ISO 9001-2000 company.
Booth no. 2170

Superbolt’s multi-jackbolt tensioners provide an effective bolting alternative for difficult wind turbine applications. Superbolt tensioners reduce the torque required to tighten and loosen large nuts by using a ring of jackbolts around the nut or bolt head that thrust against a hardened washer and generate clamping force. Only hand/air tools are required to install or remove any size of tensioner.
Booth no. 5415

Vaisala serves wind farm developers, wind farm operators, turbine manufacturers, integrators, electric utilities and transmission system operators. Its provides solutions that allow its customers to fully understand and manage the impact weather has on their operations, thereby reducing the uncertainty that weather can bring.
Booth no. 2198

Vector Instruments
Vector Instruments has over 35 years of experience in the manufacture of wind sensors with a proven record of accuracy and reliability. Its A100L2, A100LK, A100LM and A100R/K cup anemometers are among the very few available which can be classified as having first class performance according to the requirements of IEC61400-12-1 when suitably sited and operated.
Booth no. 794

The neutral stratification assumption is commonly used when studying the wind conditions in a wind farm with CFD. However, meteorological investigations have shown that often a more stable stratification prevails when looking at the long-term means. Using the neutral stratification therefore leads to erroneous simulation of wind shear and blocking effects over hilly terrain. WindSim, a CFD-based wind farm design tool, has been extended to handle stable stratification.
Booth no. 2073{/access}
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