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  • Eradicating blade downtime a storm at a time

    Sep 22, 2014

    Experts say that it might be possible to temporarily slow or stop a turbine blade during times when frequent lightning is detected. We look at research and meteorological feedback from academia and industry to assess the latest in lightning-based blade protection.

  • Early bird will catch the worm in Canadian wind supply chain

    Sep 5, 2014

    Canada is the fourth largest exporter of renewable power in the world, but wind power makes up a very small part of the mix in this vast country. We look at how new energy policies are pushing wind projects forward and equally creating supply chain opportunities and challenges.

  • Will heat be the winner in de-icing turbine blades?

    Aug 22, 2014

    When it comes to keeping wind turbines operating smoothly in icy conditions, there are several approaches being considered and tried, from the highly technical to the old school ‘shiver’ technique.