Abilene High Lift and the Future of Wind Energy

The Wind Farming business is booming. In the U.S. Alone, wind energy produces 16,000,000,000 kWh per year. That’s enough to power 1.6 million homes! With an average growth rate of 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, wind power was the fastest-growing renewable energy source, according to the International Energy Agency. By the closing of 2013, global wind power capacity was 318 GW, up from just 18 GW at the turn of the century. A new study by Grand View Research, Inc. found that global capacity could reach 760 GW by 2020.

Consistently proving itself to be one of the most promising renewable energy sources, wind energy has produced an industry with exponential growth. It is the best viable contender we currently have against fossil fuels and in many parts of the world is cheap as coal.

What is the future of wind energy and what needs will arise as farms proliferate in the coming years? Though the wind power business is thriving and expanding, this does not necessarily indicate that turbines will eventually consume all the empty spaces manufacturers can get their hands on. True, we will continue to see more turbines erected, but many will be built offshore, as power generation on the open seas is much greater than on uneven land.

Back on terra firma, new turbines are currently being installed daily. The need for reliable, fully functioning equipment is critical. Abilene High Lift is West Texas’s go-to service for when there are problems with the blades and other hard to reach parts. Our Steiger TTS 1000 truck is very maneuverable and can travel at highway speed. This allows us to be in place in a very short amount of time to insure there is little downtime as possible.

Just how powerful is the Steiger TTS 1000? It can reach a staggering working height of 328 ft, with a 131 ft. horizontal reach. It also has a 1102 lb. platform capacity making it the perfect instrument to make sure wind turbines keep turning.

In addition to blade repair due to lightning damage, leading edge erosion and cracks from vandalism, Abilene High Lift also offers lifting services to existing wind energy service companies, in and beyond Texas. Our aim is to work closely with the producers of this new and exciting technology to insure it continues to thrive and expand in the years to come.

As for present day, we are only just now getting a glimpse at what wind power can do. What the future holds for this vibrant business isn’t yet clear, but the benefits are evident. It’s an exciting revolution to be apart of!