Revamping analysis


Assuming wind turbines’ lifetime of 20 years, first-generation WTGs, installed between early 1990s and 2000s, are approaching the end of their design life. Old wind turbines use obsolete and low-efficiency technologies while exploiting the highly productive sites, with the consequence that most countries are running short of productive sites. Revamping old wind farms, replacing lower rated power old turbines with new modern multi-megawatt ones, reducing meanwhile the number of installed WTGs, could allow a better utilization of high-value resource areas, reaching faster the medium and long-term goals defined by Paris Agreement COP21, with positive effects also in terms of environmental impacts, energy price, expenditure for incentives policy and employment. SR will help addressing technical and bureaucratic obstacles that in order to allow investors to seize the opportunity and take advantage of the growing potential for renewal.

Related services:
Energy yield assessment
IEC classification
Wind engineering
Noise analysis for revamping
Other links:
Turbine inspection
Due diligence