For cable vibration problems, think Lapp’s Skintop strain relief

The Skintop integrated locking mechanism includes an internal ratchet inside the sealing portion of the cord grip for vibration relief.

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2017 Sustainable Energy in America, a book of stats

The 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook marks the fifth year that BCSE and BNEF have collaborated to document the transformation of the U.S.

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What should wind technicians know about fall-protection equipment?

Good training is about meeting the specific needs of workers based on the type of work they’ll perform,” says John Eckel, Sr. Technical Training Specialist at Miller Fall Protection

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What is changing the way wind farms are constructed?

Several trends underway are changing how wind farms are constructed.

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Onerous mandates on performance impact reliability and are stifling RE innovation

Renewable energy finds itself in a bit of a Catch-22 when it comes to innovation.

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Report: A new chapter begins for the U.S. offshore wind market

The last 12 months have seen remarkable developments in North America’s offshore wind industry.

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Ideal Power unwraps Stabiliti, a next gen power conversion system

New features in the system including full galvanic isolation, seamless transfer in switching from grid-tied to off-grid modes, and paralleled microgrid functionality.

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Eos Energy Storage partners with Environment One to manufacture grid-scale battery systems in upstate NY

Through this partnership, E/One will assume responsibility for manufacturing Eos’ flagship energy storage solution, the Eos Aurora.

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Wind power jobs now top 100,000, says Department of Energy.

More Americans now have jobs in the wind industry than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants.

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High-level programs simplified with controller & engineering package

Siemens new CPU 1518 ODK advanced controller and Simatic ODK 1500S engineering package streamline the configuration and functionality of high-level language programs, including C/CC++. High-level language programs are generated in an Open Development Kit and are integrated into the Step 7 program of the controller. Existing codes, such as algorithms written in C/C++ and complex

MPI Enterprise (a ship) completes Nordergünde turbine installation campaign

The ship MPI Enterprise is the newest addition to the company’s WTIV fleet.

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Ambri reaches milestone in commercializing liquid metal batteries for grid scale storage

The “Beta Core” energy storage system provides 20 kWh with a peak capacity of 6 kW and contains 432 cells or batteries.

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Taking the first steps toward condition based maintenance

Many utilities are making the transition to a condition based maintenance strategy.

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Trump era will likely have mixed effects on U.S.energy, says LeClairRyan energy attorneys

Will President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, along with hundreds of years’ worth of clean coal, translate into a huge boon for the U.S. energy sector?

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Securing network devices with IEC 62443-4-2 standard—what you should know

As the Industrial IoT continues to expand, more and more devices are being connected to networks. securing

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The case for case carburized bearings in wind turbines

Case-carburized bearings have distinct advantages over through-hardened versions. Case studies presented here suggest properties to request in the specification for gearbox replacement bearings.

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Renewable energy after the U.S. elections

President-elect Donald Trump said three things during the campaign about energy, but did not mention renewable energy.

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What turbine electronics are repairable, and which are not

An analysis conducted by Wind Energy Update suggests that 50% of all failures in wind turbines are due to electronic problems.

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GTI unveils upgraded wired iPad vibration analyzing system

GTI Predictive Technology headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire is proud to announce a new version of our classic wired iPad Vibration Analyzer is now available.

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The advantages of using drones for land development projects

Drones have quickly become an essential tool for land surveyors, with a variety of surveying-specific UAVs now available from manufacturers such as senseFly and Aibotix.

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Best-in-class online energy education & training from a partnership with EPCE & Bismarck State College

EPCE, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, and its founding education partner, Bismarck State College (BSC) National Energy Center for Excellence have announced an enhanced partnership.

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FLEXICON Ultra – one-piece “fit and forget” conduit fitting

The special seal technique in the conduit ensures superior IP protection according to protection class IP68 (IP68 up to 1-meter depth for 72 hours) and IP69.

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Titan Tool Supply adds high-efficiency LED lamp to line of microscopy inspection products

Titan Tool Supply, Inc., Buffalo, New York announces the addition of the unique ANSER LED Gooseneck Lamp to its stable of microscopy inspection products. Featuring an 18-in. flexible gooseneck mounted on a portable magnetic base, the LED lamp can be positioned in close proximity to work areas during manufacturing, assembly and inspection operations. According to

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Changing the game by linking nuclear and renewable energy systems

Nuclear and renewable technologies are crucial parts of the United States’ energy system, providing clean, secure, abundant power.

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A early view of the U.S. energy and infrastructure under a Trump administration

Here, we take an early look at how a Trump administration could affect the U.S. energy and infrastructure sectors.

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