While for many wind turbine components such as tower or machine house recyclable solution exist, the introduction of recyclable wind turbine blades is new.
A new resin makes the difference and paves the way for fully recyclable wind turbines, and possibly a new standard for the entire industry.
Siemens Gamesa has produced six such blades (81-meter in length) and plans to deploy them at the Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in Germany.
- Siemens Gamesa pioneers wind circularity: launch of world’s first recyclable wind turbine blade for commercial use offshore https://www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/newsroom/2021/09/launch-world-first-recyclable-wind-turbine-blade
- Recycelbare Rotorblätter für deutschen Offshore-Windpark https://w3.windmesse.de/windenergie/news/38651-siemens-gamesa-rwe-recycelbar-rotorblatt-windpark-deutschland-kaskasi-helgoland-pile-driving-rammen-turbine-anlage-offshore
- Could Scotland’s unwanted wind turbines be turned into playparks? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-58542905
- Siemens Gamesa to supply typhoon-proof turbines to Japan’s largest onshore cluster of four wind farms https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/siemens-gamesa-to-supply-typhoonproof-turbines-to-20210617