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Wind Energy

27 Jul 2018

In value, the wind energy industry makes up 8% of the total composites market in 2016. In 2016-2021, its share of growth within the total composites market is estimated to be 9%.

The wind energy industry continues to innovate especially in the field of Offshore where dimensions are sometimes bigger than the wingspan of the Airbus A380. From 1990 to 2020, the diameter of rotor is estimated to evolve from 30m to 180m. In 2016, about half turbines in the market have blades longer than 50m.

Challenges in terms of price and technology are high. Here are some of the latest examples.