Wind energyProject Resilient Wind Energy for Telecommunication Sites
This is the fourth lessons learnt report for this project. It discusses the current status and achievements of the project, COVID-19 issues and lessons learnt.
We now have 5 Turbines installed as part of the project collecting data on both the local weather conditions and turbine output. This has allowed us to do real world comparisons of performance vs wind speed across a variety of location types. It has also allowed validation of our wind forecasting methodology
The Covid 19 pandemic has continued to make it difficult for both us and our customers to get to site. Also, the supply chain issues have become far worse for the electronic components used in our controller. This problem is having an impact globally with component lead times pushing out as far as 18 months. This has delayed our current production run of controllers, now due in Jan 2022, but more importantly has created significant uncertainty around future production runs.