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Oct 10, 2018
Growing predictive maintenance capabilities, drones and multi-turbine control strategies will combine with logistics innovations to lower operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, industry experts said.
Sep 26, 2018
Larger wind projects can benefit from operations and maintenance (O&M) costs up to 60% lower than smaller facilities in the 4 to 10-year age period and economies of scale will become more widespread in the coming years, Mike McNulty, co-author of IHS Markit's new O&M cost report, told New Energy Update.
Sep 26, 2018
Following fresh installation breakthroughs, Vattenfall's new commercial wind test facility in Scotland will support new operations solutions for the latest high-capacity turbines, bucket foundations and cabling.
Sep 12, 2018
Vestas and Maersk are jointly developing a crane system which cuts installation and logistics costs for onshore and offshore farms and removes the need for seabed-based jack-up vessels, the companies told New Energy Insider.
Aug 22, 2018
Offshore cabling specialists are combining higher voltage solutions with improved vessels and onshore industrialization to accommodate larger turbines and longer distances, experts told New Energy Update.
Jul 25, 2018
MidAmerican's repowering of seven wind farms in Iowa will increase annual output by up to 28% and could provide over 20 years of revenues, a MidAmerican spokesman told New Energy Update.
Jul 11, 2018
Partial repowering in 2018 can offer double-digit returns but the step-down of tax credits will require greater efficiency gains from later projects, a new study has found.
Jun 27, 2018
Data analytics, economies of scale and supply chain buyouts are helping operators reduce spare parts risks deemed crucial to wind farm performance, a new report shows.