When building a wind turbine, you want to make it as tall as possible to capture stronger, faster winds aloft. But taller tower bases become too large to be transported over the road—a constraint that has kept average US wind turbine heights at 80 meters for the last 10 years.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is currently involved in a project which has found a potential solution: automated concrete manufacturing.
Learn more about this exciting breakthrough for wind energy in this video.
NREL Working on Taller Wind Turbines