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Long-Lived Clean Power: Wind Turbines Last 25 Years, Study Says

Long-Lived Clean Power: Wind Turbines Last 25 Years, Study Says

By Stephen Edelstein 106 views Feb 23, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter wind farm Enlarge Photo In the search for clean energy, wind power appears to be one of the most promising avenues, along with solar. But to be a reliable source of electricity, individual wind turbines need to be durable. Wind won't make a very attractive investment if turbines or generators have to be replaced every few years. A new study from the Imperial College Business School in London suggests that wind turbines can last up to 25 years before they need to be upgraded or replaced. Researchers surveyed each onshore wind farm in the U.K., using local wind speed data from NASA. Illinois Wind Farm The NASA data was compared to the wind speed recorded by the turbines at each farm. A formula was then devised to calculate how wear and tear had affected the machines' output. After cru...

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