SkySpecs has launched a new wind-turbine analytics and management software that will support automating the analysis, creation, and execution of preventative-maintenance programs on wind farms.
Horizon enables all key players in the wind-energy industry to ground their turbine-maintenance and -repair processes in a consistent, ongoing cycle of data collection, analysis, and planning to optimize repair dollars spent and minimize downtime for inspection and repair, the company states.
“Preventative maintenance strategies are becoming increasingly important as existing turbines age and as bigger and more powerful models are added to fleets,” said Joe Ciliberti, SkySpecs’ principal product manager. “Our customers have been asking for a solution that helps identify trends and streamline the complex and tedious tasks involved in planning and executing repair work. Horizon is a single application that brings data, analytics, and automation together to make wind turbine O&M planning easier, more exact, and far more predictive.”
SkySpecs will release a series of new features throughout 2018, prioritizing those that have the greatest immediate value to their 30-plus customer base.
“We launched completely automated blade inspections in early 2017, allowing us to break records in onshore and offshore blade data collection all over the world,” said CEO Danny Ellis. “Now we are helping customers maximize the value of their data by helping them predict failures, forecast repair costs, and optimize their repair schedules and turbine up-time.”