Category Wind turbines

Rust Belt to green jobs

This is precisely what the country needs. Renewable energy creating new jobs. In the Rust Belt town of Newton, Iowa, the recently closed Maytag plant is now being used to build concrete towers for wind turbines. Another factory is building…

3M tape for wind turbine blades

New tape from 3M is specifically designed to put on the edges of wind turbine blades to prevent pitting and erosion, thus adding several years of life to the sometimes enormous blades. “That pitting can affect the structural integrity of…