With renewable energy resources in greater demand than ever, we have seen a significant increase in wind farms being constructed further offshore that require larger crews and produce vast amounts of operational performance data.
The new Industry 4.0 era, with greater digitalization and automation, offers the potential to optimize many facets of wind farm operations. This will require seamlessly interconnected systems that sense, analyze, optimize and control key attributes and actions.
There is great interest in the launch of 5G networks across many industries, including wind power. One of the reasons for the focus on 5G technology is that it will be used to connect thousands of industrial IoT (IIoT) sensors and devices.