Gallery: Enormous Wind Turbines With Blades as Long as Two Olympic Pool...


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A public private partnership between UK government and oil companies has pledged £15.5 million to develop enormous wind turbines with blades that are as long as two Olympic-sized swimming pools. Financing from Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), with members such as BP and Shell, will allow the British company Blade Dynamics to develop 328 foot modular blades that are comprised of several pieces. Made with carbon fiber instead of fiberglass, they will be cheaper to build, easier to transport and lighter than conventional blades.

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