Capture the wind’s power with plastics!

Wind Power – the year round

Wind power is only one of many possibilities of using renewable energy. In order to tap this energy on a commercial scale, windmills must be equipped with very long rotor blades. These blades are almost entirely made from fibre-reinforced plastics, as only this material is able to withstand the permanent mechanical stress on a rotor of this size. At present, offshore windmills are built with a rotor diameter of 125 m and a rated output of five megawatts of electricity.

Renewable energy

With major prospects for the future, Europe will take a leading part in the development of new sources for renewable energy. Intelligent plastics solutions will make a substantial contribution to the improvement of the European energy balance sheet.

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