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4G for wind turbines

Posted by Cherie Howlett on 19-Aug-2020 13:25:16

Green technology is an integral part of our global energy infrastructure. There are over 341,000 wind turbines globally. MSPs are using IoT to help wind turbines operate with greater efficiency.

With their considerable height and large blades, modern wind turbines are instantly recognisable. When the wind blows, the turbine’s blades turn around a rotor. The rotor is connected to a main shaft, which in turn rotates a generator to produce electricity. Wind turbines are expensive and complex pieces of equipment that can include up to 1,000 sensors, actuators, integrating strain gauges, bearing monitors and power conditioning technology.

Wind turbines

The turbine can control blade speed and power generation – a sophisticated task demanding numerous cooperating processors closing high-speed loops and implementing intelligent monitoring and optimisation algorithms.

There’s a lot that could go wrong during normal, everyday functioning. IoT is helping to remotely monitor and control wind turbines both in-land and off-shore. Cloud-based IoT analytics ecosystem platforms are being used to detect, diagnose and prognose faults in wind turbine components. Gaining a better understanding of wind turbine components in real-time helps to maximise turbine lifespan and minimise operating and management costs.


MSPs are looking to include eSIMs as part of their IoT solution for the following reasons:


Multi-network and un-steered

eSIMs offer the best possible service in any location. The eSIM will always enable devices to connect to the best available cellular network and customers can also manually select networks.



Turbine companies are saving thousands by not requiring site surveys. eSIMs are competitively priced to help resellers compete with Mobile Network Operators.



eSIMs are managed within a white label portal, giving MSPs complete visibility and control over their entire estate of eSIMs globally.



Jola is a global eSIM MVNO formed in 2014, that sells exclusively through channel. According to Megabuyte, Jola is the fastest growing and most successful telecommunications company in the UK. Among Jola’s 700+ channel partners are well known ISPs and MSPs, serving blue chip enterprises with sites worldwide. Jola is a leading supplier of specialist mobile data products to the growing IoT and M2M sectors. 


We support MSPs rolling out IoT solutions to windfarms. To find out more, request our partner pack.


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