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GE helps old wind turbines increase power production by lengthening their rotor blades

27
May
2014

Building new fleets of windmills isnt the only way to meet increasing demand for breeze-based energy, it seems. General Electric plans to get more renewable energy out of some of its existing turbines by lengthening their blades. You see, shorter rotors need a stronger wind to turn them, so GE figured out how to make existing blades longer — without reducing their strength — to increase their electrical production by over twenty percent.

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