Experiencing unprecedented year-over-year product and solutions growth, company aims to lead O&M digital asset management in the year ahead
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SkySpecs, leading provider of digital asset management solutions for the wind energy industry, releases its 2020 "year-in-review" business overview. With a global team nearing 100 full-time employees and over 50 field professionals, the company rapidly progresses toward their founding mission to automate renewable energy operations & maintenance using robotics, software, and internal solutions expertise. Lowering costs and using data to drive profitability in the long-term is one of the company’s key drivers.
SkySpecs is playing a pivotal role in an industry that seeks to adopt a more data-driven approach to maintaining their assets, which now require closer attention and more predictive maintenance as they age.
"While we were initially cautious about how the pandemic would affect our business and our customers’ operations, we feel incredibly grateful that we safely and systematically provided the same level of service this year as customers have been used to receiving from us in the past. We worked together to find new ways of accomplishing our goals, while continuing to focus on our team’s expansion as well as the growth of our products and services," reflects Danny Ellis, CEO of SkySpecs. "And our customers were doing the same, so we were able to achieve some pretty incredible things in 2020 despite the remote nature of our interactions."
Highlights of SkySpecs’ Year in Review include:
- Horizon, SkySpecs’ blade asset management platform saw measurable adoption in 2020, managing just around 90GWs of the industry’s blade assets. Horizon’s Blade Asset Management tools are also now enabling some of the largest owners, OEMs, and service providers in the U.S. and Europe to digitize their O&M, including work module functionality, repair campaigns, year-over-year damage propagation analyses, vendor qualifications, and blade management operations and planning.
- SkySpecs’ fully automated inspection solution achieved numerous milestones in 2020 including the fulfillment of just under 30,000 inspections globally, at nearly a thousand unique wind farms in 24 countries. SkySpecs’ inspections deliver critical data to nearly 33% of the U.S. market’s assets.
The 2020 inspection volume is equivalent to the team’s total inspection volume over the previous three years combined.
- SkySpecs’ offshore inspections continue to increase in the European market, providing inspections for nearly 20% of the global offshore market. The company’s long-standing partnership with Offshore Turbines Services continued in 2020, providing a variety of vessels to meet customers’ unique needs.
- The SkySpecs’ Solutions team saw huge growth and tackled challenging new issues this past year, with the goal of serving as an industry center of excellence for blade management. Composed of wind energy experts who combine data analysis, asset management, and blade engineering, they work with key customers to lead the industry’s digital transition. Horizon serves as the team’s data and analytics hub, paving the way for optimized performance and reduced operational downtime and costs.
- "Industry Conversations," the company’s recently launched webinar series provides a platform for stakeholders at all levels of the organization to exchange ideas, learn from one another, and present new ideas and technology in an open exchange. The first two webinars featured EDF’s Matt Sigala, who talked about blade repair strategies, and Nick Gaudern of Power Curve, who presented principles of aerodynamics and their effect on output.
- The SkySpecs’ US and European-based teams have grown by 75% percent this past year, and are on track to double that growth in 2021.
"We know that this year is going to be critical not only for our team, but our customers’ as well. The newly appointed US administration and the global push to advance clean energy as quickly and efficiently as possible have created the perfect opportunity for innovation and automation of many areas of wind energy," said SkySpecs’ CTO Tom Brady. "We believe that offering our expertise to an industry that is ready to embrace new ways of doing business in the form of technology, data analysis, and robotics will be instrumental in making renewable energy ubiquitous – and that’s a mission that we’ve lived and breathed from the start. We are pretty thrilled to be living in this moment."
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About SkySpecs – SkySpecs automates the operations and maintenance of wind energy assets through robotics, predictive analytics software, and industry expertise to enable better decision making and a higher degree of transparency into operational planning over the lifetime of a fleet. Using SkySpecs’ suite of solutions, unplanned downtime is minimized and total production potential increases, making renewable energy more accessible to the world. SkySpecs has offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Amsterdam, Netherlands, and currently operates in 26 countries on 5 continents. Visit https://skyspecs.com or follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/skyspecs
Contact: Theresa Trevor, Marketing and Communications Director, SkySpecs, [email protected]
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