Wind energy is eco-friendly, but what if the turbines generating the power aren’t?
Defunct wind turbine blades are piling up around the world. With the estimated lifespan of each blade around 20 years, many of the earlier models are now sitting in landfill sites across Europe and America.
But some organisations are coming up with innovative ways to reuse and repurpose them. Creating striking street architecture, adding them to concrete mixes and even building bridges. Siemens Gamesa, a company based in Zamudio, Spain has gone one step further, and created the world’s first fully recyclable turbine blade, aptly named the RecyclableBlade.