Smarter, safer wind turbines

Analog Devices has announced that Envision Energy is adopting ADI’s MEMS sensor technology in the company’s
new generation of smart wind turbines. Initial goals for the collaboration include enabling new levels of wind turbine safety through enhanced real-time monitoring of vibration, tilt and other information used to inform safer windmill operation and design. New MEMS sensor capabilities add intelligence at the edge for real-time monitoring.

Envision Energy’s director of Intelligent Control Division, Haipeng Chen, said: “We are pleased to work with ADI to add its predictive, precision, high-reliability MEMS sensors to our wind turbines. This increases the safety of the tower barrel as well as brings the blade diameter and tower barrel height to the next level, continuing to lead the progress of the industry.”

ADI director of MEMS Technology Group Asia, Neil Zhao, added: “ADI has decades of experience in the field of MEMS sensors. We are committed to helping customers solvechallenges in different scenarios through high-performance solutions and all-around support. This collaboration with Envision Energy supports the promotion of smart distributedwind turbines.”