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.
Powering through – Revitalizing economies with reliable energy
In every cloud there is a silver lining. Recent developments in China, where the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of subsiding, could be a sign of just that. As the worldwide battle to flatten the curve wages on, governments are propping up the global economy with stimulus packages. For many thrown into uncertainty, this government aid is a welcome rescue. For sustainable energy, it could be the beginning of a boon.
Low wind? No problem! – Expanding wind energy to areas with low wind speeds
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.
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?
The European Green Deal – Sustainable investment plan released by EU
In January 2020, the European Commission released its new vision for a sustainable Europe. This plan covers factors, such as industrial leadership, innovation, and investment in green technology. How will this work, and what role will businesses play?
Looking back at 2019 – Which trends defined wind energy last year?
In 2019, wind energy continued to expand, with new offshore installations making headlines in the media. Additionally, sustainability and environmental responsibility were also in the spotlight. These were just some of the trends that shaped the last year. Dr. Philipp Schmid, Group Marketing Manager at SKF, explains.
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.
Supply chain transparency – Introducing a new solution for streamlining O&M
With the wind energy industry facing increased competition and decreasing margins, SKF and Boralex have teamed up. Their joint project, called the Wind Turbine Reliability Dashboard, will help predict maintenance requirements and streamline supply chain management, lowering overall operating costs and increasing profitability in the process.