Senvion offers onshore boosters
New services aim to increase annual energy production in North America
Senvion has unveiled several new after sales services for wind turbines in the North American market that aim to increase annual energy production, deliver a higher return on investment and lower the levelized cost of energy.
Senvion said its rotor blade ice detection system discovers ice on blades using fiber-optic sensors, and automatically starts up the turbine when the rotor is ice-free with no visual inspection required.
The German company is also offering turbine control upgrades featuring dynamic yaw to improve the angle by which the turbine is allowed to point out of the wind.
The upgrades also include smart turbine start, which uses an algorithm to find the optimal start-up wind speed at a given project site, Senvion said.
Senvion senior vice president service Hendrik van Ritter said: “Our service products are the result of listening to customer requirements, substantial analysis of turbine data retrieved from our global fleet and applying the latest technology insights from Senvion’s new product developments into our installed base.
“This allows Senvion to revisit turbine configurations and design envelopes with the objective to improve the power curve resulting in higher energy production output.”