Hitachi Ltd plans to switch the focus from wind turbine production to marketing the machines of Germany’s Enercon GmbH and also enhance its operations and maintenance (O&M) activities.
The announcement comes as part of the company’s strategy to expand its renewable energy business, which also includes projects combining solar and battery storage and energy management. The move will see Hitachi integrate its digital technology into Enercon’s turbines, building on a 20-year collaboration agreement with the German manufacturer.
On the O&M front, the Japanese company intends to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence and provide solutions utilising new technologies that will increase electricity production at locations with relatively low wind speeds. Additionally, it will enhance the delivery of community-based solutions so as to promote the wider adoption of wind power generation.
Hitachi also said it is currently testing a technology tailored for large-scale wind farms with multiple turbines arranged in lines together with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo. The technology uses artificial intelligence and aims to help boost energy production.
This is a Syndicate News-Feed.