2020-06-07
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/34215-act-blade-rotor-blade-wind-turbine-testing-facility-ore-catapult-uk-blyth-composite-structure-material-textiles-yacht-design-innovation

Innovative Rotor Blade Design Successfully Tested

ACT Blade's innovative wind turbine blade design (Image: ORE Catapult)ACT Blade's innovative wind turbine blade design (Image: ORE Catapult)
ACT Blade provides world’s lightest wind turbine blade inspired by yacht-racing for tests at ORE Catapult’s test and validation facility in Blyth

Official Press Release ORE Catapult:

ACT Blade proves yacht-racing inspired concept for world’s lightest wind turbine blade

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ACT Blade proves yacht-racing inspired concept for world’s lightest wind turbine blade

Successful trials at ORE Catapult’s test and validation facility in Blyth pave the way for installation of world’s lightest wind farm blade at an operational wind turbine

ACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has announced that it has successfully completed the first of two tests of its novel lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. These tests will pave the way for its first operational deployment later this year. Made up of an internal composite structure and high-tech textiles, as opposed to the prevailing fibreglass, ACT’s blades are 24 per cent lighter. A lower weight means blades can be made 10 per cent longer than the standard 55 metre blade around today: producing... ... More: Official Press Release ORE Catapult

Keywords:
ACT Blade, rotor blade, wind turbine, testing, facility, ORE Catapult, UK, Blyth, composite structure, material, textiles, yacht, design, innovation







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