Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Maintenance - Crucial to Realizing Full Potential

Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Maintenance - Crucial to Realizing Full Potential
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Summary

Regular blade repair and maintenance are crucial to maintaining a wind projectís profitability. A set of new blades can cost 20-25% of the total price of a turbine, but the impact of blade erosion over a plantís life can be minimized with proactive strategies.

There were more than 700,000 blades in operation worldwide at the end of 2014, and in the same year, the number of blade repairs was estimated at 38,669. Typically, one blade in a wind turbine will require repair every five years. China was the largest blade repair market in the world in 2014 with 27% of the market share, followed by the US with 17%.

Scope

  • Wind turbine rotor blade repair market
  • Major markets for rotor blade repair
  • Key factor leading to blade damage
  • Popular leading edge protection practices followed

Reasons to Buy

  • Understand the growing rotor blade repair market
  • Identify the major markets for rotor blade repair
  • Gain insight into the leading factors responsible for rotor blade damage
  • Understand the popular blade protection techniques followed

Date Published

March, 2015

Format / Pages

PDF / 8