Demands on modern turbines – How to meet gearbox performance needs
The wind energy sector continuously works to make electricity production more efficient. We are seeing a rise in offshore installations as well as in areas with low winds. The challenge: designing wind turbine components that can withstand these harsh conditions.
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?
Entering a virtual world – How the wind industry could benefit from virtual events
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, most events due to take place in 2020 have been postponed or cancelled all together. This has led some organizers to switch to virtual platforms. Could this format work for the wind industry? And what opportunities could open up for exhibitors?
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.
AI brings change to wind energy – The case for IIoT in wind farms today
Global developments have strengthened the business case for AI-driven industrial analytics in wind farms. Predictive maintenance helps wind energy businesses to operate self-sufficiently, extend asset health and lifespans, reduce O&M costs, and better protect repair crews.
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?