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Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance
2010 report: O&M costs for wind power are double or triple the figures originally projected; they are particularly high in the U.S. There’s a −21% change in wind farm return on investment. This underperformance of wind assets is most likely attributable to both differences in power production and O&M costs over original estimates. $0.027/kWh, or €0.019/kWh, is the average values of O&M costs obtained from report surveys. This compares to early estimates by one of the world’s dominant turbine suppliers . . . Complete article »

Wind Energy Update
Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Report
This new report – available only by purchase – was prepared by independent experts Peter Asmus and Matthew Seitzler and incorporates strategies and data from over 100 operators and component providers. Data from sources around the world have been compiled to show trends of wind turbine component and sub-assembly failure rates and their subsequent downtimes. Here are a few of the primary data findings published in this report: 79% of wind turbines are still under warranty. This is about to change. O&M . . . Complete article »

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