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Carbon Fiber Use In Wind Power?

07/11/2007   09:19
Ginger Gardiner, writing for "High Performance Composites" addresses the potential application of carbon fiber in wind turbine blades.

The desire to maximize stiffness to weight ratios in turbine blades is rising as the size of the blade sweep area continues to increase in continuing efforts to maximize turbine efficiency. Increasingly, carbon fiber is being examined as a potential blade material.

In this article, Ginger Gardiner examines the use and market potential of carbon fiber as a blade material. The article is very well written and informational. I highly recommend it as a good read for any composites professional.