High Specification Offshore Blades. Work Package: 1C – Blade Materials.

York, C. (2008) High Specification Offshore Blades. Work Package: 1C – Blade Materials. Technical Report. University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Blades are regarded as the only component unique to wind turbine blades. They represent only 10 – 15% of the total system cost so the perception is that a reduction in the cost of energy through blade cost improvements is constrained. However, the use of novel materials technologies is predicted to reduce design loading by 10 – 20%, which may indirectly lead to substantial cost savings. The aim of this report is therefore to identify materials technologies offering potential for improved blade performance and their potential for (patentable) intellectual property exploitation.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:York, Dr Christopher
Authors: York, C.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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