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How weather intelligence boosts wind farm performance and efficiency

Wind farms face weather-related challenges that impact turbine performance and profitability, such as wind variability, rain, hail, lightning, and turbulence. Accurate weather data is key to optimising energy production, reducing maintenance costs, and improving safety. Integrating wind lidars, environmental sensors, and digital tools helps wind farm managers make real-time adjustments, enhancing energy efficiency and minimising downtime.

While wind farms aim to harness the power of wind to produce electricity used to power homes, businesses and industries, the planet’s natural movement of air and other weather conditions crucially impact turbine performance and wind farm profit.

From heavy rain and gusty winds to blistering heat and freezing cold, to less-known factors like lightning, dust, temperature and visibility, changing wind and other weather conditions can influence energy production, safety, reliability and operational costs.

Wind energy offers a clean, sustainable source of electricity generation, but unlocking its full potential to meet our ambitious energy goals demands innovative weather intelligence solutions that help optimise assets, mitigate costly repairs and downtime and drive efficiency across the entire wind farm life cycle.

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