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Unfurling the Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy, Heard on All Things Considered

Unfurling the Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy, Heard on All Things ConsideredSeptember 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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