Smarter is, Putting renewable energy on the map

Vestas Wind Systems tunes wind farm and turbine placement with InfoSphere BigInsights

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David Geer

Date archived: March 13, 2017 | First published: October 21, 2011

Vestas Wind Systems of Aarhus, Denmark uses IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights to analyze location-specific data, such as wind speed, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, and precipitation, in order to predict wind farm performance. This helps them to install wind turbines at optimal locations, converting energy at a modest price, while leaving a minimal carbon footprint.

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