Wind Energy Growth

Enormous Blades For Offshore Energy

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world. Sandia’s research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor is funded by the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program. The challenge: design a low-cost offshore 50-MW turbine requiring a rotor… Keep reading →