in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

Modular Wind Energy, a manufacturer of rotor blades for large wind turbines, says its prototype 45-meter modular rotor blade has received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) certification.

The MW45 blade consists of three 15-meter sections that were manufactured at the company's 170,000 square-foot facility in Huntington Beach, Calif. The sections were shipped to the company's Rialto, Calif.-based test facility, assembled into a complete blade, and tested between February and June.

During each test, a representative of GL was present. The certification process involved rigorous static and fatigue testing, which proved a 20-year design life for the blade.

Modular Wind Energy is currently producing its first sets of these blades, which are scheduled for installation in the U.S. later this year.




Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
JLG_id1900
Acciona_id1907
AWEA_id1886
bonfiglioli_id1913