US Government wants to propel wind turbine materials recycling

(Image: Joelynn Schroeder, NREL)(Image: Joelynn Schroeder, NREL)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office launched the Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize, a $5.1 million competition that is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Official Press Release NREL:

New Prize To Propel Wind Turbine Materials Recycling

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New Prize To Propel Wind Turbine Materials Recycling

$5.1 Million Competition Aims To Strengthen a Circular Wind Energy Economy in the United States

With more than 142 gigawatts of wind power installed across the United States as of June 2023, wind energy manufacturing is accelerating to help meet the nation’s ambitious clean energy goals. The potential growth of the wind energy industry raises a critical question: How can the nation holistically consider the life cycle of a wind turbine—from deployment to decommissioning—to create a sustainable wind energy... ... More: Official Press Release NREL

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