The past 10 years have been the warmest recorded temperatures on earth. Dangerous heatwaves, floods and wildfires are more frequent than ever before. Excessive CO₂ emissions from coal, oil and gas play a major role in this change.
To avoid "a climate catastrophe," COP26 is meeting in Glasgow for 2 weeks, asking heads of state from 200 participating nations for their plans to cut emissions by 2030. The goal of this 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties is to keep global warming below a 1.5C increase. Ultimately, the UN Council aims to have members commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
WindESCo Increases Green Energy
WindESCo's solutions access the untapped potential at existing wind sites, which can offset the need for fossil fuels near term.
WindESCo uses high speed data to determine if wind turbines are operating below potential. Then, we fix the underperformance. This results in a 1-2% AEP increase. Improving output just a few percentage points is equal to installing an additional turbine for every 20 turbines within an existing fleet over five years. What's more, WindESCo often achieves results like this for customers without needing to step foot on-site or make physical upgrades to equipment.
To further increase green energy, WindESCo recently announced its latest innovation, WindESCo Swarm. Swarm takes maximizing AEP of existing assets to a new level through collective control, increasing AEP by 3-5% site-wide. This allows turbines to learn from and adapt to their neighboring turbines, creating a cooperative turbine control system. Swarm creates retrofit and repowering opportunities that will substantially improve production at the world's wind sites without the need to build new towers. It will also ensure that every last MW is captured at new sites.
With accessible wind energy, we can all rely less on fossil fuels during the energy transition. WindESCo helps decrease CO₂ emissions by increasing renewable wind energy output across wind farms.