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VR helps the green energy boom

#VR is worth the energy. See how virtual reality is helping the green energy boom 🍃

  • So green power firms are turning to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for help.
  • See also: Green energy surges in Latin America – – In June 2017, for instance, Fife College, in Scotland, launched an ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ lab that uses VR to show people how to maintain an offshore wind turbine without stepping outside.
  • As a result, the green power sector has started using VR for sales as well as training.
  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, which makes the world’s biggest wind turbine, has a VR booth at its stand in trade fairs.
  • See also: How blockchain could revolutionize the energy sector – – Being able to gain a sense of being in a power plant without having to visit one is a key asset for the green power sector simply because so many are in remote areas,  says Mark Miles of Rendermedia,…

It can be costly and hazardous to learn how to fix a wind turbine. Virtual reality offers a cheaper and safer way.

The modern offshore wind turbine is a fearsome beast. On energy plants such as Burbo Bank, off the U.K. coast, the machines rise 640 feet from the waves. Learning how to keep them in working order is no mean feat.

It is costly to send students out to learn on a turbine in the middle of the North Sea. And if something goes wrong, getting a trainee back to shore could be a problem. So green power firms are turning to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for help.

See also: Green energy surges in Latin America

In June 2017, for instance, Fife College, in Scotland, launched an ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ lab that uses VR to show people how to maintain an offshore wind turbine without stepping outside.

The lab mimics what it is like to be 360 feet up in the nacelle of a 7-megawatt machine, complete with the sound of the wind and sea. The lab mimics what it is like to be 360 feet up in the nacelle of a 7-megawatt machine, complete with the sound of the wind and sea. Students can move around just as they would inside the turbine, check for common problems, and pick up real tools and manuals.

But all of this happens without the cost, time, and danger of having to travel out to a…

VR helps the green energy boom

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