Images of research: Progress through partnership

Sustaining sustainability

Category: Collaboration for impact

A single wind turbine on a hillside with a rainbow arching over it

Just as a well-maintained car retains its value, wind farms can too. However, wind industry service records are often poorly recorded, leading to devaluation. Working with industry partners, Strathclyde researchers have developed an automated method of extracting key ‘turbine MOT’ information from these records. The resulting reduction in processing time – from five days to just three hours – could make wind energy more sustainable, both economically and environmentally.

Entrant: David McMillan , Electronic And Electrical Engineering

Copyright: David McMillan

Funding: Innovate UK / KTP

Collaborators: Dr. Bruce Stephen, Dr. Erik Salo, Dr. Giogio Zorzi, Ms Eleanor Harflett


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