The power of analytics – Creating value with data in wind energy
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?
Power potential – What role does power density play in wind turbines?
Wind energy is currently in competition with other electricity sources – both renewable and non-renewable – to establish itself as the world’s leading power source. Only by offering cost-effective, reliable energy will this goal be realized. Increasing power density may give the sector a competitive edge.
Staying safe in uncertain times – How wind energy can protect staff during the pandemic
Like every other industry, wind energy is facing periods of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are certain steps operators can take to keep staff safe and enable business continuity.
Wind energy in Poland – Will the European nation become an offshore hotspot?
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?
Smart technology – Enhancing machine reliability with AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) already plays a role in many aspects of industry, including supply chain management, product development, and maintenance planning. Companies must evolve with the changing industrial landscape and use the tools at their disposal to maintain their competitive edge. What does AI offer wind energy?
Only the greenest will do – The role of sustainability in maintenance contracts
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.
Duty of care – Sustainability challenges in a new era for wind
Wind energy is now an established source of power that is growing year on year. Nonetheless, as wind turbines become older and require replacing, sustainability challenges arise. What happens to these machines and their components when they can no longer be used?
No surprises – The relationship between planning, spare parts, and uptime
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.
Air support – Wind energy enters the drone age
In recent years, drones have become much more present in our society. They are used for tasks such as homeland security, shooting videos, and plans are even in place for them to deliver packages. This trend is now coming into action in the wind energy sector.