Wind turbine composites material market worth $12.17 billion by 2021

Blades account for the highest amount of composites consumption in their manufacturing.

TPI Composites expands its relationship with Nordex in Turkey

TPI has been building wind blades for Nordex in Turkey since 2013 under its original long-term supply agreement with the OEM.

Covestro proposes rotor-blade production using polyurethane, and more

Covestro’s innovative and sustainable materials for rotor-blade production and more, improve the efficiency of wind turbine manufacture and support the creation of further onshore and offshore wind farms with a long service life.

Tour de France champ Greg LeMond signs carbon fiber agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For the wind power industry, carbon fiber can be used to make turbine blades lighter and stiffer, thereby increasing the efficiency of the system. Previously, carbon fiber was too expensive for maximum utilization in this market.

Manufacturing ideas for composites demoed. Aerospace has potential for wind power

Not only will manufacturers see us use closed mold and advanced processes to build or repair real-world parts of composite, but they’ll see the latest in innovative products.

Evolva’s collaboration with U.S. Navy to focus on resveratrol-based composites

Evolva’s collaboration with the US Navy to develop novel composite materials will focus on development of a new class of structural composite materials engineered from a polymer resin matrix fabricated from a specified formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol.

Innovations front and center at EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES show, sponsored by JEC Group

According to the European Wind Energy Association, 2015 alone saw the installation of 12,800 MW of wind energy capacity. This is an increase rate of 6.3 %.

Siemens intros concrete tower to reduce energy costs

Siemens has announced the commercial launch of a concrete wind turbine tower technology that places turbines in stronger winds at higher altitudes – resulting in more potential energy production and increased project revenue.

Sandia report highlights key composite testing trends for more reliable and lower cost wind blade designs

Sandia National Laboratories recently published “Analysis of SNL/MSU/DOE Fatigue Database Trends for Wind Turbine Blade Materials, 2010-2015” by researchers at Montana State University (MSU), a long-time academic research partner.

Easily applied covering could be the fix for leading-edge erosion

If a maintenance crew repairs the leading edge erosion on a wind turbine blade early enough with the durable cover produced by IER Fujikura, it could be the last time the problem is dealt with.