Kurz Wind Division Blog

Kurz Wind Energy Blog and News

  • Bio Spotlight: Daniel Frantz - Name: Dan Frantz Job Title: Wind Outside Sales Representative Years in industry: 2 Years Years with Kurz: 2 Years Areas of expertise: Carbon Brushes and Electric Pitch System Reason you love your career: Our customers are some of the best people I have met, period. The culture and close-knit community in Wind is unmatched in... See More
  • Powering Indiana and Beyond - Powering Indiana and Beyond The rural spaces of Indiana make it a perfect backdrop for a wind farm. Crops can be sown underneath and between the turbines as power needs are solved with this sustainable array. When you’re out in Benton County, Indiana, be ready to greet 50,000 acres of wind turbines. Discover the fascinating... See More
  • Wind Turbines During Operations - Wind Turbines During Operations The graceful turns of a wind turbine aren’t often associated with heat or friction. They appear like birds on the horizon. From an engineer’s perspective, however, there’s always a concern about overheating. The blades rotate at incredible speeds, which are funneled into internal components that ultimately provide sustainable energy to local... See More
  • Wind Leveraging Tax Credits - Wind Leveraging Tax Credits If you look out on a wind-turbine farm, there might be dozens of structures spinning in the breeze. A single turbine can cost thousands of dollars. This type of investment takes commitment on the part of the owner. Many companies want to get into the wind business, but there are financial... See More
  • So You think You Can Be A Wind Turbine Tech - So You Think You Can Be A Wind Turbine Tech Harnessing the power of the wind. Sounds easy enough right? It’s just a big pole with blades on top. How hard can that be? Let’s take a look at a day in the life of a wind turbine technician to see if you really have... See More
  • Life of a Wind Turbine Tech - Life of a Wind Turbine Tech If you’ve ever taken a road trip across the state, you’ve probably seen wind turbines before. These huge pinwheels located in wide-open spaces are responsible for electricity generation without any coal involved. With three blades that continually spin, wind is quickly converted into electrical energy that’s used by cities... See More
  • How Wind Turbines Produce Electricity - How Wind Turbines Produce Electricity Tall and sleek towers might stretch several hundred feet in the air as you explore a wide-open region. These structures have rotating blades at the top that look just like desktop fans. You’re looking at the future of sustainable energy in the form of wind turbines. These structures have a... See More
  • How Solar Inverters Work - How Solar Inverters Work In the 21st century, it’s almost impossible to go through life without seeing a solar panel. These photovoltaic devices appear benign as they rest on a residential roof. You may have seen grand arrays out in the desert too. Each one of these panels generates electricity courtesy of the sun. There... See More
  • Home Wind Systems - Is A Small Wind System Right For Your Home? Posted on August 15, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions Each year, the price of electricity rises for homeowners in the US. Between higher electricity bills and the environmental benefits that renewable energy provides, many homeowners are turning to residential wind energy to lower the cost of... See More
  • Largest Offshore Windfarm - The World’s Largest Offshore Windfarm Posted on October 14, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions In the global fight against climate change, people are doing what they can to reduce their impact on the environment. Wind energy, which is a popular form of renewable energy, is taking the lead in reducing dependency on fossil fuels and... See More