Getting Bigger: Innovations in wind turbine rotors and blades

Wind energy technology has undergone a sea change over the years. The turbine capacities have shifted from kW to MW with improved efficiency parameters. The technology is constantly evolving towards improved reliability, increased capacity factors, and reduced associated fixed and variable costs. Modern wind turbines incorporate longer and lighter rotor blades, taller turbine towers, more reliable drivetrains and performance optimising control systems.

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