Making wind a reliable source of energy depends greatly on the placement of the wind turbines used to produce electricity. Turbulence is a significant factor as it strains turbine components, making them more likely to fail. Vestas wanted to pinpoint the optimal location for wind turbines to maximize power generation and reduce energy costs.
Vestas Wind Systems is the largest manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines in the world, with more than 17,000 employees globally.
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software running on an IBM System x iDataPlex system serves as the core infrastructure to help Vestas manage and analyze weather and location data in ways that were not previously possible. IBM InfoSphere BigInsights helps Vestas gain access to knowledge in an efficient and fast way and enables Vestas to use this knowledge to turn climate into capital. Software Components - IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software - IBM System x iDataPlex system - Apache Hadoop software
|Weather data including 178 parameters such as temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, precipitation, wind direction and wind velocity from the ground level up to 300 feet, future prediction data including global deforestation metrics, satellite images, historical metrics, geospatial data and data on phases of the moon and tides|
|Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)|