Tag: #WindEnergy

27
Jan

The Future of Condition Monitoring Turbines

Wouldn´t it be good to know in advance if something is not going as should be with your wind turbine and repair it before it becomes serious and causes unplanned downtime?

With ACMWind you can get the most of your rotating machinery, listening to what it tells you! Our innovative system successfully installed in the north of Spain since September is currently being tested and will remain gathering data continuously until mid-2017. Based on acoustic principles, this condition monitoring system will be able to detect faults in the rotating machinery of wind turbines at an early stage.

At the moment, the acoustic data collected is being analysed to optimize the algorithms for fault detection at the earliest possible stage. Our next step is to develop Ad-hoc hardware and software with the specific requirements encountered.

We will keep you updated with the latest ACMWind news!

06
Oct

WindEurope Summit 2016 – Hamburg

WindEurope Summit 2016, the world’s largest wind energy event, took place last week in Hamburg, Germany. The largest wind turbine manufactures and wind farm operators were present including Gamesa, Vestas, Enercon, Siemens, General Electrics, Iberdrola, Acciona and Dong Energy among others. In total, more than 1,200 exhibitors demonstrated their innovations and solutions from across the entire value chain of the industry.

In parallel with the exhibition, the WindEurope Summit conference was held with strong emphasis on the challenge to recover from the recent drop of investment in the wind energy industry in the recent years in Europe in order to meet the European targets of CO2 emissions reduction for 2020 and 2030. The main players agreed that reducing levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and favourable policies from governments would be the main solutions to recover investors to this industry.

In addition, the latest technical challenges including the necessity to reduce the cost of energy storage solutions, life extension and de-icing solutions for cold climate installations among others were addressed during the conference. Off-shore energy was one of the key topics in most of the sessions. The necessity to reduce the capital and operation and maintenances (O&M) costs of this plants were remarked as the key solutions to increase the competitiveness of this energy source.