More efficient wind blade production through material innovation
A strong push for wind power
Wind power is most certainly one of the most sustainable technologies for generating electricity, and there are good reasons why it is growing rapidly worldwide. According to the European Commission, wind power deployment more than quadrupled from 2004 to 2015, and currently accounts for around one third of renewable electricity in Europe alone. At the same time, consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly aware of the negative impact energy consumption is having on the planet. They are looking for alternatives that benefit people, planet and society, and combat climate change.
However, wind power is still far from matching the efficiency levels of conventional energy sources. Covestro is working to alter that – striving to lower the production costs of renewable energy, tackling the risk of fuel poverty, and helping to achieve global climate goals. Through innovative raw materials in numerous wind turbine components, we are helping wind blade and turbine producers to better exploit the power of the wind for the benefit of society as a whole.