What’s in store? – Solutions for stockpiling the wind and sun
Energy, energy everywhere – but what are we going to do with it all? Consumption is of course on the increase, but storing energy harnessed from renewable sources is an issue that global players are keen to solve sooner rather than later.
Pro-active monitoring – How artificial intelligence can reduce false alarms
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.
NEOM: The future’s new home? – All about the Red Sea’s green city
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.
Proper provision – Cut costs with effective spare parts management
Sourcing and procuring spare parts are major cost factors in the wind industry and require careful planning. After all, having too many spares can have just as negative an impact as having too few. But why is that? And what can operators do to find the right balance?
Sealing solutions for solidity – How seals can improve turbine robustness
When it comes to operational reliability and service life of wind turbines, the smallest components can have a big impact. Therefore, it is most important to opt for engineering solutions which can withstand the tough conditions that wind farms operate in.
WindEnergy digital – Part 2 – Digitization in the wind industry
Exhibitors were unfortunately unable to participate in the digital version of WindEnergy Hamburg this year after all. To ensure that SKF Wind’s exciting showcase is not wasted, this article shares some insights into the technologies and data-driven processes which are shaping the industry. How are new technologies and computer-aided processes influencing the industry?
WindEnergy digital – Part 1 – Sustainability in the wind industry
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?
Positions with prospects – Employment with purpose
The renewable energy industry is characterized by a large number of highly qualified experts in their field. It also presents a growing number of job opportunities around the world: Jobs that can make a lasting contribution to the future of our planet. Is now the time to switch to an industry which offers a real perspective into the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies?
How wind powers jobs growth – Yet more value in renewable energies
Over 11 million people worldwide are employed in the renewable energy sector, 1.2 million of them in wind energy – and those numbers are rising. The sector therefore continues to show its worth and grows in importance.