When false alarms occur in a wind turbine, they can incur high costs and waste operators’ valuable time. To reduce the amount of such incidents, SKF has developed Protean, leveraging AI technology based on SKF @ptitude software to monitor wind turbine drivetrains in an automated fashion.
The wind industry is well established on ground and is gradually going the same way offshore. But there is another option in development – airborne. At high altitude, there are wind velocities even offshore wind turbines could not handle, and energy producers are desperate to harness it.
In renewable energy’s relatively short existence, no project as ambitious as NEOM has ever been dreamed of. But Saudi Arabia’s potentially greener-than-green city is now under construction. Compared with the erection of the pyramids, but ready in ten years, NEOM and THE LINE represent a massive mindset shift in the region.
Wind energy is growing ever more efficient. This is especially true offshore, where wind conditions are almost always favorable. Most offshore wind farms are bedded near the coastline, but this article looks at an even more advantageous – and already existing – alternative. Read here about some of the world's floating wind farms.