Supply chain and unreliability plague wind farm sector: report

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While the race for larger turbines may have reduced the levelized cost of energy with a higher output to CAPEX ratio, it has also been a direct contributor to rising reliability concerns, the report Ever-Changing Winds: The State of the Wind Industry in 2024 and Beyond by wind turbine engineering and predictive maintenance firm Onyx Insight says.

It has led to people within the industry questioning wind energy targets, the report says: although there is room for optimism, with recent agreements within the sector to slow down the pace of ‘buildilng bigger’.

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