ZEBRA Consortium Produces First Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade Prototype

Credit: ZEBRA Consortium The ZEBRA consortium (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) is producing the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62-meter blade was made using Arkema’s Elium resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its … Read More

LM Wind Power Commits to Producing Zero Waste Blades by 2030

Construction of wind turbine blade LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, will produce zero waste blades by 2030. The commitment represents a step forward in the company’s sustainability journey after becoming the first carbon neutral business in the … Read More

GE Renewable Energy Unveils Second Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Mold at French Factory

Second mold for 107m blade in Cherbourg, France (Credit: Baptiste Almodovar) LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, has launched its second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold (production line) at its Cherbourg factory in France, in order to address … Read More

GE Gains Planning Approval for UK Blade Manufacturing Plant

Rendering of the finished site GE Renewable Energy has received the official planning approval for its Teesside offshore wind blade manufacturing plant from the Local Planning Authorities in the UK. This is the first major milestone in the lead up … Read More

Successful Trials Completed in Automated Blade Finishing Program

Credit: LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and GE Research, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), have completed trials for the Automated Blade Finishing program. The initiative, which was … Read More

GE Renewable Energy to Expand Workforce at French Blade Manufacturing Site

GE Renewable Energy says its plans to recruit 300 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France.  Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory’s “Center of Excellence” to … Read More

GE Renewable Energy Unveils Plans for U.K. Blade Manufacturing Site

GE Renewable Energy says it plans to open a new blade manufacturing facility in Teesside in the north of England to support the growing offshore wind market and to produce blades for its Haliade-X turbine, which will power Dogger Bank, … Read More

DOE Selects GE Business Units to Design, Manufacture 3D Printed Turbines

GE Research, GE Renewable Energy and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, were recently selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to research the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades.   The GE business units will … Read More

GE Introduces New Version of Cypress Wind Turbine Platform

GE Renewable Energy has introduced the 6.0-164 version of its Cypress onshore wind turbine platform, making it the company’s most powerful onshore wind turbine available. The 6.0-164 turbine will increase annual energy production (AEP) by up to 11% over the … Read More

ZEBRA Project Sets Sights on Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades

Wind energy, both onshore and offshore, plays a critical role in the world’s transition to carbon-free energy sources. With a product lifespan of 30 years and a wind turbine recyclability rate of 85% to 90%, the wind power industry is … Read More