In 1887, Scotsman James Blyth built the first ever wind turbine for power generation. At that time, he had no idea how big and powerful wind turbines would be more than 125 years later. A study by the European Wind Energy Association assumes that the rotor diameter will amount up to 252 meters and the nominal power up to 20,000 kilowatts by 2020. From foundation to the tips of the rotor blades, BASF products help make the production and installation of new turbines more efficient as well as their operation more cost-effective. The company offers innovative, tailored solutions by leveraging the multi-disciplinary expertise. Furthermore an interdisciplinary BASF team of researchers, developers and market experts is working on materials with improved or new properties, and is developing materials optimally adapted to each other.
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