Wind Turbine Blades: An End of Life Perspective

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    Abstract

    In 2016, the first offshore windfarm constructed in the world—located in Denmark, near Ravnsborg—is turning 25 years old, and will soon be decommissioned. After decommissioning, most of the material of the turbine can be recycled; only the composite materials found in the blades represent a challenge. This part looks at end of life solutions for this material. Wind turbine blade structure and material are described. The ends of life solutions existing and under development are detailed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMARE-WINT. New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbine Technology
    Editors Wiesław Ostachowicz , Malcolm McGugan, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Marcin Luczak
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2016
    Pages421-432
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-39094-9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39095-6
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    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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