Wind farms require more active monitoring of blades, finds new report

By Michelle Froese O&M managers need to more actively and closely monitor the health of turbine blades at newer wind farms under five years of age, according to blade repair and inspection specialist Altitec The company found that the average of seven repairs required per turbine significantly exceeded that of the 2.2 repairs for older wind farms.
Altitec’s Blade Repair Atlas indicates newer projects are likely to require more active monitoring and maintenance of the condition of turbine blades, even though owners and operators may expect to prioritize the needs of older wind farms.
Altitec recently launched its 2018 Blade Repair Atlas, which provides

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