SkySpecs in Ann Arbor Unveils Wind Turbine Software


SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor-based provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry, today announced the debut of Horizon, a new wind turbine analytics and management software program.

Horizon is designed to provide insights and analytics that will support the goal of automating the analysis, creation, and execution of preventative maintenance programs on wind turbine farms.

“Preventative maintenance strategies are becoming increasingly important as existing turbines age and as bigger and more powerful models are added to fleets,” says Joe Ciliberti, principal product manager at SkySpecs. “Our customers have been asking for a solution that helps identify trends and streamline the complex and tedious tasks involved in planning and executing repair work. Horizon is a single application that brings data, analytics, and automation together to make wind turbine (operations and maintenance) planning easier, more exact, and far more predictive.”

The program enables all key players in the wind energy industry to collaborate more efficiently and ground their turbine maintenance and repair processes in a consistent and ongoing cycle of data collection, analysis, and planning.

“We launched completely automated blade inspections in early 2017, allowing us to break records in onshore and offshore blade data collection all over the world,” says Danny Ellis, CEO of SkySpecs. “Now we are helping customers maximize the value of their data by helping them predict failures, forecast repair costs, and optimize their repair schedules and turbine up-time. We’re excited to provide exclusive demos of Horizon at this year’s AWEA exhibition.”

SkySpecs will unveil the software at the 2018 AWEA Exhibition, which takes place from May 7-10 in Chicago. Attendees can also make appointments to view the software by contacting SkySpecs at Horizon@skyspecs.comDBusiness magazine profiles SkySpecs in the May/June 2018 issue, now available on newsstands.

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