A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailer.
Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills - Bloomberg
Why are they burying them? Put a sign out front advertising them as "Tiny Homes" and charge $1200/mo rent on those bad bois.
what wears out on these things?
deformation of the airfoil?
dulling of the blades from wind/dust/dirt?
I would think there is something they could do to refurbish them to usable condition.
@tout_court they can be recycled: https://fullycharged.show/podcasts/podcast-55/
Also check out the town that produces more energy that it consumes. https://fullycharged.show/episodes/bruck-the-town-with-wind-power/
@tout_court “Wind turbine blades at the end of their operational life are landfill-safe, unlike the waste from some other energy sources, and represent a small fraction of overall U.S. municipal solid waste,” and a study "estimates all blade waste through 2050 would equal roughly .015% of all the municipal solid waste going to landfills in 2015...".
Fiberglass turbine blades are NOT bio-degradable! -smh They are NOT landfill safe! https://en.paperblog.com/are-wind-turbine-blades-recyclable-and-are-they-biodegradable-2648438/
@tout_court I hope the boys discuss this, I just learned it takes 15 years of uninterrupted service to offset the carbon used in the windmill manufacturing. the kicker is that they only last 7 years average. they are trying to flood the ridges with the batkillers all around southern tricities WA.
@Hasheagle I wish more information would be researched and discussed about wind power on No Agenda. There seems to be this beautiful clean aura over all of it.
@tout_court yea like how there are natural gas turbines that operate when the wind isn't blowing to create wattage
@tout_court my bro-in-law lives in Casper and works with the turbines. They kill so many hawks and eagles he ks paid to drive around and count them
@harrisonn I haven't seen any turbine come up around me, so I am curious about what people are experiencing who live near them. I just see the big blades transport down the highways.
@tout_court I haven't seen them placed near homes out west. Usually he has to drive 1.5-2hrs to get to the turbines site. I know lots if birds die from them and that make lots of waste.
@tout_court You have to cut the turbine blades into 3 pieces to fit them on a truck?
They came off of a truck. How did they magically glue themselves together?
@tout_court @tuxicoman or you can try something different : https://inhabitat.com/wikado-playground-is-built-from-recycled-wind-turbine-blades-in-the-netherlands/
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