2024-07-21
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/45549-thrive-renewables-reuse-rotor-blade-wind-turbine-recycling-waste-sigurd-wind-farm-onshore-uk-orkney-repowering-composite-materials-reblade

Thrive Renewables to repurpose old rotor blades

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The old rotor blades will be repurposed into furniture for councils, communities and businesses.

Official Press Release Thrive Renewables:

Turbines to tabletops – We’re working with ReBlade to reduce waste at our Sigurd wind farm

The 22-year-old turbine blades that have reached end-of-life will be repurposed into furniture for councils, communities and businesses.

Our Sigurd wind turbine is located on Burgar Hill in Orkney – one of the windiest spots in the UK and a test bed for onshore wind in the 1980s. To harness the abundant wind resource, we chose a Class I turbine which is specifically designed to withstand and operate in consistently high and turbulent winds. After 22 years, you can imagine how productive a life these blades have had – generating over 88 GWh of clean electricity and travelling just over eight million miles in total. That’s the equivalent to making a quarter of a million return journeys from Thrive’s office in Bristol to Sigurd in an electric... ... More: Official Press Release Thrive Renewables

Keywords:
Thrive Renewables, reuse, rotor blade, wind turbine, recycling, waste, Sigurd, wind farm, onshore, UK, Orkney, repowering, composite materials, ReBlade







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