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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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