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A German company has designed and developed an innovative hub for wind turbines, made entirely from composite structures and is approximately 50 percent lighter than comparative steel components. This particular composite hub is capable of withstanding external wind loadings in addition to the forces enacted upon it during wind turbine operation.

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Comments on: "Glass reinforced composites for wind turbine hubs" (1)

  1. It seems like its taken a long time for companies to realize the weight and performance benefits of advanced composites. Dynastrosi Laboratories in the US has been working on a wind turbine built from composites resulting in high performace gains over steel turbines. It is much easier for the wind to push around a composite turbine.

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