Here you will find information about rotor blades, the material they are made of and guidelines on how to process them so you can use them in your own projects.
ROTOR BLADES: WHY REPURPOSING THEM?
Wind power is one of the leading drivers of energy system transformation. However, within the coming years, the economic life cycle of a significant number of first-generation wind turbines is coming to an end. There are still many opportunities in the further use of the material from old rotor blades, as there are still few established applications for this.
MATERIAL: WHAT ARE ROTOR BLADES MADE OF?
The average outer shell of rotor blades is made out of glass fiber, PU foam and epoxy resin. The big advantage of this sandwich structure is reducing weight and gaining enormous stability at the same time.
PROCESSING ROTOR BLADES: TIPS AND TRICKS
Although working with fiberglass requires considerable effort, the opportunities of reconnecting the pieces are unlimited. A connection between two components can be as stable as the parts themselves or even more durable. For processing, you should consider higher requirements on the machinery and follow the safety tips in this section.