Unfurling the Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy, Heard on All Things Considered
- Dec 12, 2019 12:23 am GMT
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Unfurling the Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy, Heard on All Things Considered, September 10, 2019,
While most of a turbine can be recycled or find a second life on another wind farm, researchers estimate the U.S. will have more than 720,000 tons of blade material to dispose of over the next 20 years, a figure that doesn't include newer, taller higher-capacity versions.
The contemporary slow but large, 3 MW, 5 MW and similar wind turbines, blade tips, are actually doing some 180 mph (290 km/h). That is a deadly velocity that deteriorates the blade structures faster that the designers thought would happen.
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