BLADES? YES! Towers…maybe

August 2010
Composites Technology;Aug2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of taller wind towers on the effort to harness high-quality wind located at higher elevations. These towers, which could reach heights of 150 meters for a 7-megawatt capacity in deepwater offshore wind farms, will test the threshold of steel designs for utility-grade towers. The scenario, however, presents an opportunity for composites to penetrate the steel tower market. INSET: A DECADE OF RESEARCH.


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