Posts Tagged ‘Blades’

Weatherwatch: extending life of turbine blades is next challenge for wind power

Researchers are investigating materials that are resistant to the extreme climate conditions Onshore wind turbines have become the cheapest form of generating electricity in the UK – and many other windy parts of the world. This is partly because the design of blades to make maximum use of available wind has improved along with the […]

GE Completes Acquisition Of LM Wind Power For Wind Blades

The deal promises to provide GE with technology and scale to better compete in increasingly competitive wind energy markets worldwide. The deal promises to help the combined operation lower total cost of ownership for customers, especially in major growth markets of China, India, Brazil and Turkey. View full post on Wind Power News

Hull’s Siemens factory produces first batch of wind turbine blades

New £310m plant hailed as positive ‘perfect storm’ for port area with one of Britain’s highest unemployment rates A new £310m factory in Hull that makes wind turbine blades has been hailed by ministers as proof that manufacturing has a “glittering” future in the UK. The first batch of 75-metre blades have emerged from the […]

LM Wind Power will supply blades for 5 MW offshore turbine in China

LM Wind Power and Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC HZ Windpower have formed a partnership to deliver blades for its newly launched H151-5.0MW platform.a The blades will be delivered from LM Wind Power's plant in Jiangyin and the first sets are expected to be installed in Q4 2016 at the Rudong wind farm. The announcement […]

Windsor Vestas factory discontinues 49-meter wind blades, focuses on 54-meter blades

The Windsor blade factory kicked out its first blade in February 2008 and officially opened a month later. Two years after that, the global wind energy company opened a second blade factory and a nacelle factory in Brighton, and in that time also opened a tower factory in Pueblo. View full post on Wind Power […]

Mud Tracks for 100-Foot Blades a Nightmare for India Wind Energy

India's patchy and incomplete road network is proving a challenge for the nation's developers of wind farms, threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's targets for green energy. Even under the best conditions, moving the enormous towers and blades found in wind farms requires intricate planning and expense. View full post on Wind Power News

Maker of wind-turbine blades could go public

TPI Composites Inc., which has its corporate roots in boat building, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell at least 7.25 million shares at prices between $15 and $17. Scottsdale-based maker of wind-turbine blades TPI Composites could go public TPI Composites Inc., which has its corporate roots in boat building, has filed […]

Researchers’ idea will blow you away: 656-foot long blades on wind turbines

A wind turbine turns as giant turbine blades lie awaiting new construction at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado in March 2009. A wind turbine turns as giant turbine blades lie awaiting new construction at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado in March 2009. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind energy: No blades needed?

Vortex Bladeless believes that wind energy could use an extreme makeover. Instead of capturing energy via the rotational motion of a turbine, the company has developed a wind generator, called the Vortex, which is a carbon-fiber intensive wind generator without blades. View full post on Wind Power News

Developing Larger Wind Turbine Blades

Manufacturing Initiative, which seeks to improve the competitiveness of American production of clean energy products, the Energy Department has announced $1.8 million in funding to develop wind turbine blades longer than 60 meters. The longer turbine blades will be used in the implementation of new multi-megawatt wind turbines that will produce more energy than current […]