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?
In Denmark, the world's first wind turbine with a high-temperature superconducting material generator was tested as part of the EU-funded EcoSwing project. The new technology promises cost savings and higher performance potential compared to conventional wind turbines thanks to its low weight. Could this be the future of wind energy?
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?
Europe's wind-energy output is on course to increase 25-fold over the next 30 years. Achieving this, however, requires making greater use of sea basins – most notably the Black Sea. If wind energy could be captured there, European climate goals would be within reach, and neighboring countries would reap the rewards.