Hands-on predictive wind turbine inspections provide the most inclusive overview of the condition of a wind asset, highlighting issues and key degradation factors, providing asset owners with actionable insights.
The increasing demand for renewable energy within the past few years has led to asset owners and operators placing an increased focus on reducing revenue losses on wind assets due to avoidable issues.
Component failure is currently the leading cause of asset downtime on wind turbines. A turbine constantly operates to produce power day and night, so the power electronics and electrical equipment within are in constant operation during these periods. This increases the rate of component degradation compared to most other forms of power generation. Combined with the increasing age of the components within a wind turbine, this is leading to higher levels of asset downtime associated with component failure.