Wind power has just become a smarter alternative.
GE is hooking up sensor-laden turbines to the Industrial Internet and batteries, creating an intelligent power-harvesting system that can store energy when the breeze picks up and release it when the gale goes still.
The company’s “brilliant” 2.5-120 wind turbine’s technology package harnesses the power of the Industrial Internet to analyze tens of thousands of data points every second. This helps manage wind variability, and provides reliable, short-term predictable power, while communicating with neighboring turbines, service technicians, and operators.
This revolutionary design integrates GE’s advanced Durathon Battery technology with three software applications. The resulting intelligent system enables power producers and the wind turbines themselves to make data-informed decisions and provide short-term predictable power.