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.
Wind turbines are usually designed to operate at high wind speeds to produce as much power as possible. But in certain regions, such as inland sites in South East Asia, wind speeds are lower – making conventional turbine models unviable. This is where innovative wind turbine design comes into play.
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.
Poland may not be the first nation you think of when it comes to wind energy. But that could be about to change, with many citing the European nation as a potential future leader in offshore. How can the country accelerate wind energy growth?