in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item


DSM, 3B - the fiberglass company, Siemens Wind Power and DTU Wind Energy have teamed up to create a new composite system for making wind turbine blades.

According to the companies, the new system is based on DSM's Beyone 201-A-01 resin, which brings faster resin infusion and requires limited post-cure, and incorporates 3B's SE3030 glass rovings. Through an optimized sizing applied on the glass filaments, a better fiber/resin interaction is obtained, resulting in improved composite properties for a long-lasting blade operation, the companies add.

Siemens Wind Power is evaluating the new material system for its next-generation wind turbine blades.

“For Siemens, the new composite system provides many benefits, including a major reduction in blade manufacturing cost and an increased process output,” says Siemens’ Karsten Schibsbye.



Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934