Ice is the enemy of turbines everywhere. Some wind farms report energy production losses of up to 20 percent due to icing, according to Canadian wind-industry consultancy firm TechnoCentre Éolien (TCE), and that’s not the worst of it. Over time, ice shedding from blades can damage other blades or overstress internal components, necessitating costly repairs.
There’s a clear and present use case, then, for an AI system that detects wind turbine icing. Fortunately, that’s just what