Muir Data (Formerly BlueDot)
BlueDot Analytics is a software company that aggregates wind turbine blade performance data to help make the wind industry more efficient and therefore more cost competitive with fossil fuels. This business venture aims to develop a robust database and user-friendly interface that will attract a dominant share of customers (Owner Operators, Operations & Maintenance, Manufacturers, Regulators, Academia, Investors, Others) across the wind industry, thereby creating a “network effect” that provides built-in protection from competition. The current analog process for capturing blade defects and recording maintenance activities is cumbersome, inefficient and prone to errors. The risk of turbine blade performance issues increases over time and the U.S. wind turbine fleet, although still relatively young, is reaching a critical tipping point where many of the turbines are coming out of warranty in the next few years, thereby raising owners urgency around maintenance optimization. BlueDot's BladSpec database is being developed to help owners better manage this end of warranty (EOW) transition more easily and at a lower cost. BladeSpec also benefits maintenance firms by allowing these firms to serve their clients with better, more robust reporting and quicker maintenance issue resolution. The combined result is better information that can lead to better turbine design and lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for the wind industry.
For more information please contact BlueDot through the iStart website or at www.bluedotanalytics.com