in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

UpWind Solutions Inc., an operations and maintenance (O&M) independent service provider for the wind industry, along with SMART BLADE, a German engineering research company, have partnered with 3M to deliver vortex generators (VGs) for wind turbine rotor blades.

According to the companies, a VG is a cost-effective upgrade to improve the cross flow on wind turbine blades. UpWind says it worked with SMART BLADE and 3M to develop procedures that resulted in a safe, efficient and repeatable installation process with an average one-day turnaround process per turbine.

The companies say the resulting VG solution has customized installation lines for each blade type, repeatable templates to increase speed and accuracy, 3M adhesive tape that is quick and easy to apply, and high safety standards utilizing rope access teams.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.


IRS Issues More PTC Guidance, Easing Some Wind Industry Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addresses how much work is needed on a wind farm to satisfy production tax credit (PTC) eligibility.


Embryonic No More: U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Gaining Momentum

After a decade of fits and starts, the industry is moving closer to installing the first generation of wind projects off the country's shores.


AWEA: U.S. Installs 853 MW Of Wind In First Half Of 2014

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reveals the U.S. industry's progress thus far this year and underscores the importance of policy certainty.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Tower Conference_id1965