TITLE

New Structures Sought to Harness Wind Energy

AUTHOR(S)
Wingo, Walter S.
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Design News;9/9/91, Vol. 47 Issue 17, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the proposals for systematic design changes by the National Research Council for the development of economical electricity generators from wind-driven power systems. Structural failures in wind power plants installed in the early 1980s; Poor quality of the power plants; Failures of rotor blades and wind turbine rotor materials.
ACCESSION #
15835385

 

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