Renewing renewable energy
A data-driven platform created by a collaboration of a French startup and French and German universities has increased the speed and accuracy of repairs and maintenance of low-carbon energy technologies like wind turbines. These technologies are increasingly complex and the knowledge to service and repair it highly sophisticated (70% of technicians first try an unsuccessful approach), hiking up the costs of maintenance.
Know.Right.Now is an algorithm-powered personalised knowledge tool that uses “case-based reasoning (CBS)”, presenting solutions for a repair adapted from previously successful methods. This accumulated knowledge is offered to technicians dynamically, which results in faster and more accurate diagnoses and reduces the downtime of the equipment and cost of repairs.
With its prestige enhanced by EUROGIA, the tech is now being used by industry giants including Airbus, ABB, Repower and Bosch Thermotechnik, and Kiolis has grown from a startup into a credible market player.
Project funded by Bpifrance and BMBF
- Kiolis (France – startup)
- Empolis (Germany – SME)
- Institut Telecom (France – university)