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Alex Byrne

Alex Byrne

Alex Byrne has ten years of engineering experience in the energy industry, and six in the wind industry. As a Senior Controls Engineer at DNV GL she supports owners and wind turbine and component manufacturers in site suitability, wind turbine controls and components, and mechanical loads. Her work has also included project due diligence, root cause analysis, and energy analysis. She has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. To join Ms. Byrne’s professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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Performance upgrades for wind turbines: is free energy really free?

Performance upgrades for wind turbines: is free energy really free?

Performance upgrades are a hot topic in wind energy today; they comprise various modifications made to existing wind turbines in order to increase energy capture. The seemingly free extra energy is hard to turn down. But what are the hidden costs of ...

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Wind turbine design and operation: The wind engineer’s tug of war

My first day as a wind energy engineer was an education. Coming from the hydroelectric industry, I suggested to a seasoned wind engineer that the two types of electricity generation (wind and hydro) weren't all that different from an engineer’s poi ...

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