December 10, 2009 - Continuous innovation is required for the wind energy industry to be competitive with alternative energy sources and sustainable in the long run. As turbines grow in size, minimizing the weight of the blades is critical for enhancing efficiency. Low weight composites have the demonstrated durability, stiffness and strength to be well suited for wind turbine blades, but new technologies and processes are needed to fully leverage these materials and keep wind a cost-effective source of power.
A new eBook from VISTAGY explores the four key elements that are necessary to develop high quality, durable, high-performance composite wind turbine blades that will enable the industry to get to market faster while lowering manufacturing and lifecycle costs, minimizing premature failures and delivering larger and lighter blades.
The eBook discusses how to automate composites product development processes; improve blade manufacturing quality and consistency, increase blade performance and implement an easier design process for assessing blade variants and customization.
This is the first in a series of VISTAGY Wind Energy eBooks.