The participants that make up the MEEVCE consortium identified that there is no proven methodology, nor knowledge required to develop it, that takes into account the evolutionary degradation of wind components.

Useful Life

The level of degradation of wind components currently in operation cannot be predicted, nor the impact that such level of degradation will have on their behaviour, the behaviour of the rest of components and therefore, on the wind turbine. This is considered essential in order to address extending the useful life of turbines by increasing the life of their components.