Vestas: Turning Climate into Capital with Big Data
- Analytics & Modeling - Big Data Analytics
- Renewable Energy
- Process Manufacturing
- Outdoor Environmental Monitoring
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.
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