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Wind turbine blade production – new products keep pace as scale increases


Richard Stewart, freelance journalist

The wind energy industry is one of the fastest-growing consumers of fibre reinforced plastics in the world. Production challenges are compounded as the scale of wind turbines continues to climb. Blades, among the most complex parts to mould, now exceed 80 m in length and are getting longer. We report on new products and processes developed to meet the needs of utility-scale blade producers.

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ANUMAKONDA JAGADEESH said

23 December 2013
Yes. Wind Turbine research especially related to Blades is advancing. Today the accent is BIG IS BOUNTIFUL in view of the large scale exploitation of Offshore Wind Power with Large Wind turbines.
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

RON MCMAHON said

18 September 2013

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