Wind energy News

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Wind energy News Archive

Obama announces new US$250 million composites institute Obama announces new US$250 million composites institute

President Obama has announced the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Knoxville, Tennessee-based center focused on developing next-generation composite materials.

Prepreg-ACM certified for marine applications

JSC Prepreg-ACM, part of Holding Company Composite, has had its basic carbon and hybrid (with glass fibre) multiaxial fabrics approved for use in marine applications.

TPI to supply wind blades to Vestas

TPI Composites has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide blades for the V110 wind turbine from TPI's factory in Dafeng, China.

Wind turbine rotor blade market to reach almost US$17 million

The global glass and carbon fiber wind turbine blade market was valued at US$9,998.9 million in 2013 and is projected to reach a value of US$16,982 million by 2019.

Search for innovation in composites

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is seeking composite products or processes to be submitted for its AVK Innovation Award 2015.

Maine composites center tests biggest ever structure

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has completed static strength testing of a 56 m (184 foot) wind turbine blade made by Gamesa.