Alternative Composite Materials for Megawatt-Scale Wind Turbine Blades: Design Considerations and Recommended Testing

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Dayton A. Griffin

Global Energy Concepts, LLC, 5729 Lakeview Drive NE, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033

Thomas D. Ashwill

Wind Energy Technology Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0708

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(4), 515-521 (Nov 26, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1629750 History: Received February 27, 2003; Revised July 14, 2003; Online November 26, 2003
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