Wind energyProject Resilient Wind Energy for Telecommunication Sites
This is the third Lessons Learnt Report for Diffuse Energy’s Resilient Wind Energy for Telecommunications Sites Project. This report discusses the lessons learnt and challenges faced resulting from COVID restrictions.
The Covid 19 pandemic has once again been causing havoc in Australia over the past 3 months, with lockdowns occurring across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, and border closures in Western Australia. This has been having a very significant impact on logistics and freight, both on a national and international level and has resulted in delays on manufacturing and delivering our systems to customers outside of our ARENA project.
Exacerbating the supply chain issue is that there is a global shortage of semiconductors, a key component in the computer chips utilised in our wind turbine controller and remote monitoring systems. This shortage is impacting many companies, including our customers, and presents a very serious challenge to not just Diffuse Energy but the broader economy if the shortage continues.