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Could sail cloth make wind turbines more effective?

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A Scottish start-up has been testing a wind turbine which utilises sail cloth in its production. It seems this delivers a number of benefits, the largest being a 7% reduction in the LCOE. But also a 9% increase in production, 24% reduction in weight and its component-based design improves dismantling and recycling.  

https://renews.biz/61885/sail-cloth-blade-to-boost-energy-production-by-nearly-9/

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By Kylie Hargreaves (GAICD)

4 August 2020

 
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