Kurz Wind Division Blog

Kurz Wind Energy Blog and News

  • What is the function of a slip ring? - If you’re wondering what slip rings are and when or why you might use them, Kurz Wind has the details. Slip rings, which are also called collector rings, electric swivels, or rotary electrical joints, are devices found in some alternating current (AC) motors. Their design and function varies based on their intended use. However, they... See More
  • How will wind energy be used in the future? - Wind energy is one of the most common types of renewable energy. Experts predict its popularity will increase even more in the future. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates that by 2050, wind power might account for up to 35% of the world’s energy needs, which translates to 6,000 gigawatts.   Future Uses of... See More
  • Importance of generating renewable energy - From health to economic stability, there are many benefits of wind power and other types of renewable energy. Wind is one of the most popular forms of alternative energy, and for a number of good reasons. Along with promoting energy independence and energy security, wind power reduces the risk of oil spills and imported fossil... See More
  • How long does it take a wind turbine to generate more power than what was used to create it - The amount of time that it takes for a wind turbine to pay for itself, which is also called the return on investment (ROI), varies widely. Depending on the size and location, the ROI can be as little as five months, or as long as 10-15 years. Most turbines pay off the cost of their... See More
  • How are wind turbines powered when there is no wind - Wind turbines can produce impressive amounts of power, and they can be excellent sources of alternative power for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. However, wind turbines generate power based on their surrounding environmental conditions. At times when there’s little wind in the atmosphere, turbines won’t produce as much energy. If you’re wondering... See More
  • 3 Advantages of Wind Energy - Wind energy is a popular, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable source of power. From energy independence to job growth and cost savings, wind provides many advantages as a source of power. If you are thinking of installing a turbine on your property or a large farm of turbines for commercial energy production, consider these universal benefits from... See More
  • Federal Mogul Deva Pucks - The Yaw Puck You Need in Your Wind Turbine – Federal Mogul Deva Pucks I’ve spent a lot of time with wind turbine technicians the last 6-month and generally enjoy asking questions about day-to-day work that’s done up-tower.  One of the least-celebrated jobs to do? Swapping out yaw pucks – especially if they have the 18 puck... See More
  • 2021 Wind Scholarship Winners - The Results Are In… This year, for the first time ever, we have chosen four winners for the 2021 Kurz Industrial Solutions Wind Scholarship Fund. Each will earn $1,000 towards their college education within the Renewable Energy Sector. We are pleased to announce Britt Owen of the Technical University of Denmark, Jacob Schempp of Lake... See More
  • What I Learned From Wind Energy Podcasting in 2020 - Wind Energy Knowledge Gained Podcasting Throughout 2020 I have had the fortunate opportunity to interview Wind industry experts as the Kurz Wind Podcast host. As someone closely involved with operators, wind technicians, and site managers, I’ve gifted an exciting perspective of both day-by-day and significant picture Wind energy insights. This article is a deep dive... See More
  • Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #14 – Exxon Mobil -   Your browser does not support audio playback In this episode of the Kurz Wind Podcast, we had on Jack Smodic – National Account Sales Executive Industrial Lubricants – and Michael Blumenfeld – Research Associate Lubricants Technology – to discuss all things lubrication in Wind. Our deep-dive covered: Basic principles of Wind Turbine lubrication.... See More