Flexible turbine blades could extend wind power’s reach

Shipping wind turbines is not a breeze - FreightWaves

 

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado say they’re working on ways to making wind turbine blades more bendable so the challenges of transporting them on highways and roads isn’t so difficult.

The researchers found that “controlled flexing” might also result in the ability to manufacture longer blades reported the Energy News Network’s Centered division.Shipping wind turbines is not a breeze - FreightWaves

The technology news site explained that a blade length of about 250 is the limit for blades to be shipped by rail but controlled flexing might extend it to 330 feet.

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