Archives May 2017


May 2017


Leveraging Blade Management Software

EdgeData returns to WINDPOWER 2017 after a busy year of developing tools to improve its turbine-blade inspection software.

The days of mind-numbing hours reviewing hundreds, even thousands of wind-blade pictures to find the areas of damage, and classifying that damage, are soon to be going the way of corded telephones. Like that 20th-century relic, technological advancement has brought opportunities to create more efficient ways of conducting business. Advancement in robotics, image capture, data […]
Chris Shroyer

The Power of Data

Real-time data collection is being used to optimize turbine performance and profitability.

The operations and maintenance of wind farms is experiencing a renaissance. With the constant evolution of faster computers, instant data acquisition, high-speed processing, and advanced analytics, large amounts of data are available for real-time reliability diagnostics and prognostics and asset performance optimization. Asset-related data now can be readily collected from various sources, such as the […]
Andrea Miller

Wind Works for America

U.S. wind power is on track to supply 10 percent of the country’s energy needs by 2020.

The numbers are in — America’s top renewable energy resource continues to grow, fostering economic development and delivering clean, low-cost energy across the country. Just as important, all the data indicate we can expect this growth to continue in the years ahead. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016, released in April, […]
John Hensley