Wind energy projects are now starting to compete with conventional power provider considering they can replace conventional power sources in many cases. Repowering of old wind farms is occurring which involves replacing older wind turbines with new wind turbines before the end of the old turbines’ lifetime. These new turbines are more efficient and can provide high yields with better capacity.
Larger wind turbines are being developed and preferred as higher wind towers and longer blades increase capacity and electricity generated per turbine while also decreasing costs on a per megawatt basis. With increasing technological competence, larger turbines are being manufactured and more developers are opting to install these lager turbines. The longer rotor blades can harness and convert more wind into electricity. Therefore focus is on the production of longer blades using advanced structure designs and the use of complex composite materials.
New technological advancements are being seen in the operation and maintenance activities of wind farms. Drones with HD cameras and thermal cameras are now solving a number of issues that wind equipment managers faced for years as it provides image and video footage of each wind turbine from the air. Predictive maintenance processes also have become a common practice with ordering parts and scheduling work and refurbishment activities being performed based on condition assessment.
At this juncture, there are a wide variety of solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced wind energy solution offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed wind energy solution providers, Energy CIO Insights has compiled a list of ‘Top 5 Wind Energy Solution Providers in Europe – 2020.’ The enlisted organizations offer solutions that enable wind to be a viable source of clean energy and reduce cost of production. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Energy CIO Insights’, “Top 5 Wind Energy Solution Providers in Europe – 2020.”