The application of smart coatings on wind turbine blades would let them run longer with zero maintenance in harsh environmental conditions at less operating costs. Smart coatings have been used to detect the degree of destruction to the blades, improve power generation, and resolve blade damage. However, smart coating materials are not fully commercialized; they are still under development. Wind turbines generating renewable energy to feed the rising global demand for electricity. The aim to lower operating costs of independent power producers and utilities is driving the global wind power coating market.
However, smart coating materials are not fully commercialized because they are still under development. Wind turbines generate renewable energy to feed the rising global demand for electricity. The goal of turbine designers is to lower operating costs of power producers and utilities and that is driving the global wind power coating market. Offshore wind turbines are one of the growth opportunities for the power-coating market across the globe.
Smart coatings can provide antimicrobial and self-cleaning properties that can prevent the accumulation of microbes, debris, and dust particles on solar panels, thereby increasing the panels’ life and improving their performance. Coatings perform a similar role with wind-turbine blades and, even more important, can help prevent damage to blades from airborne particles.
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