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.
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.