March 2013

Lower maintenance costs for wind turbines

Early detection of potential problems with off shore wind turbines may prevent damage and loss of output and drastically reduces maintenance costs. ECN’s Fiber Optic Blade Monitoring system informs wind farm managers before the first signals of damage occur. It measures mechanical loads, which strongly correlate with the turbine’s wear and tear. This user friendly system could yield significant cost reductions.

Source: Renewable Energy World