At first glance, it would appear vital to stock critical wind turbine components to cover potential breakdowns and minimize downtime. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible, due to financial constraints or inadequate storage. But what if stockpiling components wasn’t as important as it appeared? Rather, careful maintenance planning and diagnostics may be the deciding factors for consistent uptime.
The promise of wind energy is now a reality. From Gansu, China to Hornsea in the United Kingdom wind farms are producing a larger share of energy than ever before. But there is one piece of the puzzle missing: storage. How can companies get the most out of renewable energy?
Reducing downtime with careful maintenance planning is key to success for wind farm operators. Sustainability should also influence operation and maintenance strategies to help make wind energy an even greener sector.
In January 2020, the European Commission released its new vision for a sustainable Europe. This plan covers factors, such as industrial leadership, innovation, and investment in green technology. How will this work, and what role will businesses play?