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We make predictive maintenance and optimization of wind farms a reality.
What is the problem you are solving?
Today, over 60% of wind turbines maintenance is unplanned. Those optimization problems are resulting in 10% loss in productivity which is estimated to cost the wind industry a whopping 4.5 Billion Euros a year. Our MVP, a Yaw misalignment detection algorithm, can detect and correct misalignment angles automatically. Yaw misalignment is the situation where a turbine is not facing the wind directly--this is estimated to decrease production by 1.7%.
What is unique about your solution?
Our solution uses data sets that every turbine operator has without the need to install any additional hardware or send maintenance crews to the farm sites. Currently, in order to detect Yaw misalignments, operators need to send teams on-site to conduct expensive measurements that require between 6-8 weeks. Our solution analyses the available SCADA data, which is already stored on the operators' Servers and provides results within hours or days-- no maintenance crew needed.