Added 25 April, 2023
Renewables giant making wind turbine towers from wood
Swedish startup Modvion is set to supply power giant RWE Renewables with wooden wind turbine towers for onshore wind farms. RWE wants to use Modvion’s wooden turbine towers because it asserts in a statement that laminated wood is stronger than steel proportionate to its weight, which means lighter towers and less need for expensive reinforcements. Wooden towers can also be used with other steel turbine components. The towers are modular, which makes transporting them easier. Building towers using wood reduces emissions compared to materials such as steel and concrete, and growing trees bind carbon dioxide, which is stored in the wood products that act as a carbon sink.
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