Wind turbines last longer than projected

Old onshore wind turbines shouldn't be written off so early as has hitherto been the case, deems a new report compiled for the Danish Energy Agency.

Photo: HENNING BAGGER/Henning Bagger / henning bagger

A new report made by consultancy firm EMD International on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) shows that wind turbines might be able to last several years longer than previously assumed.

The DEA states that it is now prolonging the life cycles of domestic turbines – if the machines haven't been taken down since initial installation.

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