Wind energy event trends – What’s creating a storm at trade fairs and exhibitions?
Trade fairs have long been a prominent format for promoting new products in the wind energy sector. But they appear to have hit a bit of stumbling block. Prices to exhibit are high and there is no guarantee of success. Nonetheless, they still have an important role to play. Here is a rundown of the current situation.
A smart approach to spares – Harmonizing a maintenance and spare parts strategy
Planning maintenance and having the right inventory is often a challenge. Operators can end up with too much capital invested in stock or not enough to perform repairs in a timely manner. However, adopting best practices and the emergence of Logistics 4.0 present clear opportunities for cost reduction.
An untapped source – The role of big data in the wind energy industry
Big data is taking its hold on the 21st century. We are seeing its prominence in all areas of society. But the wind power sector seems to be somewhat behind. Why is this, and how can big data contribute to the industry achieving its ultimate goal of improving the levelized cost of energy?
A visual representation – Digitally demonstrating wind turbine components
A company develops a new wind turbine component; but without a platform to showcase this, it may be difficult to convince interested parties of its advantages. So how can manufacturers display key turbine parts, many of which are massive or only functional within a working turbine, to an audience? The digital era may present yet another solution.
A fine balancing act – The importance of correctly managing spare parts
When managing spare parts stock, companies face a significant challenge: maintenance requirements vs. financial resources. This can be a difficult task as mismanagement of either can have serious consequences. So what can operators do to ensure they have this under control?
An automated action plan – Optimizing wind turbine performance and analysis
With wind turbines producing a remarkable amount of performance data, analyzing this for faults or issues can be a time-consuming task. But significant investment is being made into tackling this challenge with a particular focus on automated analysis.
Don’t throw caution to the wind – Taking a statistical approach to wind turbine O&M
Operation and maintenance (O&M) costs represent a large portion of expenditure for wind farm operators. Failure to implement an effective strategy may result in increased costs or machinery failure. For this reason, it is important to take a statistical approach.
Machine meteorology – Big data #2: Boosting output with artificial intelligence
Big data is enhancing operations and maintenance (O&M) in the wind power industry. By harnessing insights gleaned from this explosion of information, companies optimize turbines to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Yet as effective as statistical models are, the intermittency of wind is inescapable. This calls for a solution that allows turbines to learn from and adapt to changing conditions autonomously.
Turbine insights from afar – Effective remote monitoring solutions
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