One of the most pressing needs in terms of cost reduction is to lower the cost of operation and maintenance over the lifetime of a wind farm to help lower the cost of energy. One of the biggest contributors to O&M expenditure is repairs to power cables and this is one area that can benefit hugely from innovation. Find out more in the article here.
Cable failures can generate significant financial damages to operators and contractors. Technological advances in cable manufacturing, 3D printing, and Internet of Things present the prospects to minimize the occurrence of cable malfunctions and could make repairs easier and quicker.