Wind innovations Part 2 – Three (more) wind technologies you should know about
The transition to carbon-free energy takes many forms. Ground-breaking technologies are emerging to meet the growing demand for renewable energy.
Wind innovations – Part 1 – Three wind technologies you should know about
As wind energy continues to be one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources worldwide, the possibilities in that area are endless. Many creative thinkers are coming up with various alternative innovations that could turn the tide.
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.
Wind energy, ahoy! – Over 50 floating wind farms in planning worldwide
Wind energy is growing ever more efficient. This is especially true offshore, where wind conditions are almost always favorable. Most offshore wind farms are bedded near the coastline, but this article looks at an even more advantageous – and already existing – alternative. Read here about some of the world's floating wind farms.
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.
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.
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.