Advent of machine learning into predictive maintenance

Looking into the future, startups such as Otosense, 3DSignals, Predikto, and Mtell are using machine learning algorithms to look for patterns in machine data and associate them with specific machine defects.

What will the energy transformation cost? Pathways for transforming the German energy system by 2050

The model-based study investigates scenarios of system development and related costs to transform Germany’s energy system in line with climate protection targets.

Law firm Taylor Wessing says wind services market to see competition and digitalization

The future is digital – this also applies to the service and maintenance sector of wind power equipment.

Berkeley Lab reports on regional transmission planning following FERC orders

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is pleased to announce the release of a new report: Regional Transmission Planning-A review of practices following FERC Order Nos. 890 and 1000.

Smart coatings mean longer offshore life

Dubbed ACORN, for Advanced Coating for Offshore Renewable Energy, the effort also includes developing a new coating to prevent cavitation erosion of marine turbine components.

Pall Corp launches the Crixus Fluid Monitoring Platform

Pall Corp announces the Crixus Fluid Monitoring Platform, a fluid cleanliness management solution to provide industrial customers with intelligent fluid monitoring.

Contract talks launched for potential 500 MW San Vicente energy (pumped) storage facility

The potential San Vicente system would store energy by pumping water to the upper reservoir when energy demand is low and renewable energy – primarily solar and wind – is abundant.

VertAx Wind (vertical axis turbine) signs C-Gen (generator) agreement with University of Edinburgh

The worldwide agreement let’s VertAx build the technology into its multi-megawatt vertical axis wind turbine currently under development.

DNV GL suggests that artificial Intelligence could boost wind farm productivity

Artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly automate operations over the next several years in the wind and solar industries, and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector, according to a recent DNV GL position paper.

Insurance predictions 2018: Wearable tech leads to litigation

Fitness trackers and smart watches provide a new avenue for discovery of damages in litigation, and we’ve only just begun to see the possibilities for its use in the courtroom.