The clean energy paradox – Blade recycling in 2023
Wind energy is generally considered an environmentally friendly energy source. However, the practice of discarding retired wind turbine blades in landfills casts a shadow on its green credentials. The good news is that energy companies have found and continue to seek more sustainable options.
WindEnergy digital – Part 1 – Sustainability in the wind industry
The digital exhibitor platform at WindEnergy Hamburg was unfortunately cancelled at short notice this year. For all parties still interested in accessing the exciting content from SKF, we are writing up the work that would have been showcased in real time at the trade fair. In this, the first article of a two-part series, the focus is on the topic of sustainability. How can wind turbines become more environmentally friendly?
Duty of care – Sustainability challenges in a new era for wind
Wind energy is now an established source of power that is growing year on year. Nonetheless, as wind turbines become older and require replacing, sustainability challenges arise. What happens to these machines and their components when they can no longer be used?