This free e-book investigates how to use physics-based models and general OEM documentation to estimate the remaining lifetime of a wind turbine component. The main findings in this e-book can be broken down into two parts: the lifetime estimation of a wind turbines main bearing using measurement data and physics based models and the information available to wind farm owners in OEM design documentation to make internal component lifetime calculations using physics based models.
This final e-book of the 3-part series focuses on measuring change in power performance. There is a brief review of the Power Curve, Annual Energy Production and common methods of measuring the absolute level of power performance. The alternatives for measuring change in power performance for a specific site are narrowed down. An in-depth case study is performed, presenting the methodology and results of the Side-by-Side Testing method. Using only SCADA data for the analysis, the effect of a blade add-on upgrade is evaluated. The analysis is based on a relative power relation between a test and reference wind turbine.
In this e-book we present the principal constraints imposed on upgrades of operational wind farms, along with the foremost limiting factors according to industry professionals and the after-sales market that surfaced during the interview process.
Today we release a major update to Breeze Production - a re-designed user interface that makes Breeze smoother, more coherent and easier to use. Along with the new user interface, the update adds new features, better configurability, structural changes, system wide help functionality and an extensive knowledge base.
A major update to Breeze for wind power owners and operators just arrived and there are four new features in particular that you should know about as they are sure to save time and make wind farm management easier.
Breeze's brand new API (Application Programming Interface) allows third party applications to fetch real time and historical data for any turbine monitored in Breeze - including power output, wind speed, turbine status, maintenance and more.
The Breeze Production wind farm management system takes wind farm management software beyond mere analytics by letting wind farm owners benchmark their production assets. Thus fragmented sources of data are combined to create actionable insight into untapped wind potential that can be converted into electricity.
Wallenstam builds, develops and manages properties for sustainable living and enterprises in expansive regions in Sweden. Wallenstam’s reported property value is approx. EUR 3.25 billion. In addition to being one of the top 10 property owners in Sweden Wallenstam has invested in wind power to provide 100% clean energy to all of its customers.
During 2013 the team behind Breeze has been hard at work with adapting Breeze to be a useful tool for not only developers performing wind measurement campaigns but also for owners and operators of operating wind farms. The product is now ready and commercially available. It is called Breeze Production.