Socially distanced, but still in-the-know! Wind energy relies on the exchange of information at trade fairs and conferences. To ensure that nothing gets lost this year, one of the largest conferences for our sector, WindEnergy Hamburg 2020, will take place – albeit in a different form.
Previously, SKF announced that they had acquired Presenso Ltd. – a company that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI). Adopting data-driven technology presents wind farm operators and OEMs with plenty of opportunity to boost efficiency and reduce costs. So, how does this work in practice?
Originally developed to absorb vibration in rockets, NASA’s Fluid Structure Coupling technology could provide added stability to floating wind turbines in the future. This would lead to more efficient power generation and cost savings – potentially putting the offshore industry at a competitive advantage.
The digital exhibitor platform at WindEnergy Hamburg was unfortunately cancelled at short notice this year. For all parties still interested in accessing the exciting content from SKF, we are writing up the work that would have been showcased in real time at the trade fair. In this, the first article of a two-part series, the focus is on the topic of sustainability. How can wind turbines become more environmentally friendly?
A UK-based team of researchers has a bold prediction. In three to four years at the latest, wind energy will be cheaper than fossil energy in Germany, Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, and Denmark.