Technology - 16/April/2021

Wind turbines in a race to become even cleaner

The growth of wind power capacity is accelerating globally, with 2020 a record year for new installations. But with the expansion comes a growing mass of production waste, emissions from manufacturing and transport, and discarded components from retired machines. The industry’s turbine makers are facing up to the problem but proposed solutions remain commercially immature

Customer pressure is placing a spotlight on wind turbine production processes and supply chains

COMPETITION RULES Turbine OEMs are being prompted to clean up their production as customers place greater focus on their supply chains

PRICE INCREASE In the short-term, wind turbine prices are set to increase as new materials and processes are developed and incorporated

KEY QUOTE When they increase focus on circular production, then it is because it is supporting their competitiveness in the long term ...

 

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