Do wind turbines require constant attention and maintenance?

While a certain amount of attention should be put on a wind turbine installation’s conditions, continuous monitoring and maintenance is no more required than it would be for most household appliances. There is a small amount of scheduled maintenance to be followed, including lubricating bearings with grease, and occasional blade and tower inspection, and checking on the control unit for errors on a regular basis. The hydraulic design of the Orenda wind turbine towers allows all nacelle maintenance to be carried out on the ground, without any special equipment or working at heights. An annual inspection and Preventative Maintenance (PM) procedure can be carried out in less than one day by a field technician. The owner can check the control unit in just a few seconds visually, and a dealer can view the system status on-line using Iris in just a few minutes.

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