MRO company CloudVisit says it has foreseen a milestone: the day when wind power would lead in global energy production. Global wind production is projected to double by 2027, and major companies such as Google and Amazon have already installed notable wind projects, supporting the viability and profitability of renewable energy.
With these investments comes advancements in wind technology and a growth in wind generation.
The remote location of wind farms poses problems for wind-turbine maintenance, installation, and inspection — and CloudVisit’s Wind Turbine software offers a proven solution. CloudVisit’s software enables the remote inspection of wind turbines so that inspectors do not have to travel from site to site. Installation and maintenance can be completed quicker, safer, and with more efficiency.
In turn, quicker turbine installation and maintenance leads to more timely project completion, enabling the wind industry to expand faster. CloudVisit’s software can support the wind industry doubling by 2027.
As the wind industry develops, it will need a scalable solution that can be used on new technologies. This solution must streamline wind-turbine maintenance for individual turbine repairs to large-scale wind farm maintenance, both onshore and offshore. CloudVisit’s Wind Turbine Inspection Software provides an elegant solution to the thriving wind energy industry’s needs.
Software & PPAs
In 2018, corporate and other non-utility purchasers signed more Wind Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) than any other year. These investments have led to advancements in wind technologies and as advancements in wind power technology gain speed, the need for a scalable solution has risen.
General Electric has announced plans to build the world’s largest wind turbine, the Haliade-X turbine, which is triple the height of the Statue of Liberty. Advancements in offshore wind energy, such as the Hornsea 1 off the U.K.’s Yorkshire Coast, will create installation and maintenance challenges specific to their environment and will require a plan to address their needs.
CloudVisit’s Wind Turbine Installation Software is industry-specific and scalable to the project at hand. It can be implemented for offshore and onshore wind projects. Inspectors create a punch list of each task that must be completed, which are specific to the model and make of each turbine. This punch list can be used for individual turbine repairs or for whole wind farms.
A booming industry
The growing investments in wind power, as well as the advancements in technology, have led to larger farms with more turbines generating more power. Block Island Wind Farm, developed by Deepwater Wind (now part of Ørsted) off the coast of Rhode Island, is the first and largest offshore wind farm in the U.S. to date.
This project will provide 100% of Block Island’s electricity needs, with a surplus. California has significant potential for offshore wind power generation with some of the highest wind speeds in the country. Using offshore wind energy, the state could produce 1.5 times the amount of electricity the state uses in a year for resale to other markets.
CloudVisit designed its Wind Turbine Installation Software because the company foresaw the great potential for wind energy. The software was designed to maximize safety, accuracy and efficiency in the installation, maintenance and repairs of turbines. CloudVisit provides a new generation of software that was designed with the purpose of enabling the wind industry to grow quickly and efficiently, safely and profitably.