Clipper Windpower Turbines average life is 2 to 5 years, but it was expected to last 20 years.
Clipper Windpower gearboxes have an average field life of 2 to 5 years, but the design was expected to last 20 years. However, with help from Sentient Science, owner/operators of Clipper turbines have been able to double the remaining useful life of their wind turbine gearbox in operation today.
Through the use of Sentient Science’s DigitalClone® technology, Clipper teams could quantify how much longer their turbines would last under partial de-rating, lubrication changes, or uptower replacements. Therefore, they can be confident that their O&M decisions for each individual turbine would maximize its ROI trade-off between generation availability and O&M cost.
- Early visibility into gearbox and component failures years in advance.
- Quantify the life extension of derating, lubrication changes and remanufacturing.
- Maximize the ROI for each individual turbine in your fleet.
And now, this same solution is applied to their fleet of GE 1.5MW turbine gearboxes.