UpWind Solutions, Inc. Announces Five Year Partnership with Smart Blade GmBH
Strategic partnership strengthens UpWind’s focus on improving wind turbine aerodynamic performance and delivering innovative solutions
San Diego, CA (June 5, 2012) – UpWind Solutions, Inc (“UpWind”), the wind industry’s leading third party provider of asset management operations and maintenance services, announced today that it has signed a five year technology partnership agreement with Smart Blade GmBH, a leading blade design and performance engineering firm based in Germany. By utilizing Smart Blade’s technology and design expertise, UpWind engineers and technicians will be equipped with the world’s best tools to improve aerodynamic engineering and sensor technology, driving enhanced blade performance for the wind turbines they maintain and service.
Smart Blade was established in 2009 by European engineers with deep experience in the wind turbine industry who had the vision of developing innovative products and customized solutions in the field of wind turbine aerodynamics and blade design. Their proven blade solutions successfully increase the operation efficiency of wind turbines by utilizing their Smart Blade technology, from rotor blade maintenance and repair to complete aerodynamic and structural blade design. Through this collaboration with Smart Blade, UpWind’s ability to introduce their intelligent aerodynamic solutions to both existing and new wind turbines will be strengthened and broadened.
“Smart Blade has some of best blade design knowledge and experience in the European industry. Their ability to analyze and understand blade performance problems, develop bespoke solutions to improve aerodynamic performance and deliver innovation is a major addition to our portfolio,” says Peter Wells, CEO of Upwind Solutions. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the UpWind team as a new technology partner and excited about the solutions we can jointly develop and bring to our US customers.”
ABOUT UPWIND SOLUTIONS:
UpWind Solutions is the wind industry’s leading third party provider of asset management operations and maintenance services. Our team of highly experienced wind industry experts is committed to providing a higher standard of service to the growing fleet of North American wind turbines. At UpWind Solutions, O&M stands for more than just operations and maintenance; it stands for optimizing and maximizing wind turbine production at a lower cost per KWh, ultimately delivering a greater ROI for owners over the full project life span. For additional information visit www.upwindsolutions.com