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Published: 10/1/2013

Wind blades: Progress and challenges
Despite double-digit wind energy industry growth, turbine blade manufacturers and materials suppliers acknowledge a pressing need to reduce costs and innovate.

Published: 6/1/2013

Fair winds for offshore wind farms
Innovations in blades, turbines and foundations are helping spur growth in a very big way.

Published: 8/27/2012

Novel offshore wind energy system relies on carbon fiber sails
The 50-kW Nova project features a composites-intensive offshore, double-arm, vertical axes wind turbine system (VAWTS) that will investigate the affordability and feasibility of manufacturing this innovative energy system.

Published: 8/1/2012

WINDPOWER 2012 report
Continued technology-driven performance gains are overshadowed by PTC gloom and predicted Asian overcapacity.

Published: 3/31/2012

Thermoplastic Wind Blades: To be or not?
Will future wind blades incorporate thermoplastic composites? It depends on whom you ask.

Published: 2/29/2012

Carbon fiber market: Gathering momentum
All signs point to increasing demand from many market sectors. Will capacity keep pace?

Published: 2/1/2012

Corrosion prevention: Glass/vinyl ester liner protects power plant pit
When PT Paiton Energy in Paiton, East Java, Indonesia, wanted to expand its existing 1,230-MW coal-fired power plant, it needed a new concrete aeration pit to hold seawater that is circulated through the plant’s cooling system.

Published: 8/1/2011

WINDPOWER 2011 Report
Wind energy advocates, turbine builders and their suppliers, policy makers, and a growing number of wind-involved composites professionals gather where it all began.

Published: 8/1/2011

Small wind gets big
Massive growth, complex blade designs reopen challenging market in wind energy niche.

Published: 6/1/2011

3-D preforms: Fast, efficient blade-root manufacture
To expedite the blade root manufacturing process for wind turbine blade manufacturers, 3TEX Inc. (Cary, N.C.) has developed RapidRoot, a 3-D preform.