Latest News & Wind Ed Articles

How Does Yaw Misalignment Affect Power and Loads?

Aug 4, 2020

We've previously discussed yaw misalignment in-depth: what it is, what causes it, and how to measure it in your wind project. Today we'll be diving into just how much yaw misalignment can affect power output and loads on your turbines—and ultimately—your wind plant's operating margins.

Read More

What Is an Energy Improvement Assessment?

Jul 28, 2020

In every wind plant, operators are looking to maximize turbine performance to increase their AEP and their top-line revenue number. There are countless methods to optimize turbine performance, including OEM and third-party power curve upgrade solutions. Something as simple as washing turbine...

Read More

Top 4 Ways to Detect Static Yaw Misalignment

Jul 14, 2020

One of the most common issues that wind farm operators face is static yaw misalignment. Because this problem is invisible to the turbine controller, wind projects must use specialized methods to identify and address the issue.

Read More

What is the Difference Between Yaw Misalignment and Incorrect Nacelle Position?

Jul 8, 2020

For any wind project, your turbines must face into the wind as often as possible to maintain optimum energy output. However, there are quite a few factors that go into the proper positioning of your turbine that make this process much more complicated than it sounds.

Read More

What Are the Causes of Yaw Misalignment?

Jun 24, 2020

Wind farm operators are well aware that yaw misalignment can significantly reduce turbine power output. However, despite knowing and understanding this problem, the industry is still struggling to identify and correct this effectively. Today we will discuss the most common causes of static yaw...

Read More

What is Yaw Misalignment?

Jun 16, 2020

One of the obstacles to maximizing operating margins for wind projects is the impact that yaw misalignment has on optimal turbine performance. So what is yaw misalignment, and why should it matter to you?

Read More

Can You Optimize Turbines Under an OEM Full-Service Agreement?

Jun 3, 2020

When it comes to wind project operation and management (O&M), there are several strategies that project owners may follow. The distinction between these strategies comes in the form of who is responsible for wind plant operations and who assumes the risk of component failure.

Read More