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China Tariffs: How Will They Affect Electronics Manufacturers?

Two days after Independence Day 2018, President Donald Trump’s aggressive new tariffs went into effect, imposing an extra 25% tax on imported Chinese goods. This affected over $50 billion worth of “industrially significant technologies” used by U.S. electronics ...

The Difference Between a Windmill and Advanced Wind Turbine Technology

It’s time to stop calling advanced wind turbines “windmills.”...

Who's to Blame for the Electronic Components Supply Shortage?

Dating back to 2017, the electronic components supply shortage has become an increasingly challenging issue for companies that rely on the industry. A surge in use of components combined with a shortage of parts has snowballed into what’s become a highly constrained ...

How Does a Wind Farm Work?

Starting a wind farm is a massive project, one that requires careful research, planning, and negotiation.  ...

Wind Turbine Glossary of Terms -- Pitch System & More

Understanding the guts and inner workings of a wind turbine requires being up to speed on electronics, physics, and mechanics. Depending on how involved a wind farm owner is on day-to-day operations, it may be hard to keep up with the lingo when seeking repairs, ...

Wind Energy Prices Drop as Turbine Technology Improves

Feb 22, 2019
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Trends, Windurance

Converting wind into an energy source has proven to be a viable and profitable solution for sustainability. It’s also an inexpensive energy source -- and prices keep going lower, thanks to emerging wind turbine technology. After topping out at 7 cents per kilowatt ...

Wind Turbine Pitch Control Systems as a Fault Diagnosis Tool

An underappreciated part of your wind turbine system, the pitch actuator is mainly responsible for adjusting the wind turbine pitch angle. But when the pitch actuator faults (often through no fault of its own), the dynamic response of the pitch angle either slows ...

The Latest in Fault Diagnosis Tactics for Wind Turbine Control Systems

The wind energy industry is become more and more reliant on modern technology. As the technology and stakes continue to rise in wind turbine control systems, there’s a need for new strategies in diagnosing faults. Let’s examine the emerging ways the pitch control ...

6 Advantages of Our New Digital Wind Turbine Pitch Controller

In just about any kind of electronics, the goal is to always get smaller with each new version of a product. Windurance’s latest wind turbine pitch controller aimed to achieve just that in terms of physical size and power output....

The Truth About Pitch System Downtime

When a wind turbine goes offline due to unplanned maintenance, the owner-operator can lose several thousand dollars each day. The most frequently cited culprit? At least one study has shown 23% of downtime is attributed to the pitch system. This is followed by the ...