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Glass reinforced composites for wind turbine hubs

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.



Wind energy evolves in urban sprawl

The advent of energy production with the use of wind turbines has resulted in a great many of these giant sized rotary devices strewing the country-side. Whilst their contribution to energy production is both green and renewable, there has been some concern about the impact their physical presence has made on the aesthetics of the environment. As a result, an EC funded project has investigated alternative locations for wind turbines., , Image Copyright; © Project WEB Institut für Baukonstruktion und Entwerfen, L2, Universität Stuttgart


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