Gallery: New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, M...

 

A researcher at Case Western University recently developed a wind turbine blade that is lighter and stronger than conventional prototypes. Increasing the size of wind turbines in order to increase their energy capacity has been difficult, since the parts become too heavy and prone to damage when enlarged. Now Case Western has created a new composite material made from a polyurethane base reinforced with carbon nanotubes that is lighter and eight times tougher than the material currently used to create wind turbine blades.

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  1. sankartheone February 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    what is the value of efficiency of these turbines?????

  2. ajdorsey August 31, 2011 at 1:33 am

    This could be just what is needed to make this technology useful… sorry birdies, sometimes things must be sacrificed for human progress.

  3. inhabitat84 August 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Wow, this makes me appreciate our human ingenuity. We/people always find ways of making good things better.

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