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AWEA says taller towers + bigger blades = more wind energy

The increasing performance and production of wind turbines is the result of technological innovation and operational improvements, which has effectively driven down the costs and allowed development to occur in lower wind speed regions. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C., advancements undertaken by manufacturers include designing taller towers and turbines with longer and lighter blades allowing rotor diameters to exceed 100 meters, larger than the wingspan of the largest commercial jets.  More from AWEA

 

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