According to ASI Magazine, wind energy consumption has been rising worldwide over the past few years, reaching a registered growth of 10.64% in 2017. Take a look at what this growth means for the energy landscape and its smart adhesives.
To address wind energy’s skyrocketing growth and increase its effectiveness, the Department of Energy is focused on improving wind turbine plant efficiency levels. As cited in an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) article, officials look to better understand how wind turbines operate collectively as a whole and their integrated impact on the atmosphere. This knowledge will enable them to maximize wind turbine plant’s power production.
Additionally, as technology advances and demand rises, wind turbines are becoming increasingly cost effective. According to the EERE, wind turbine plant costs have decreased 33% over a 7-year period while yielding more energy per turbine. Furthermore, the cost will likely be less than natural gas by 2030. This continued technological improvement coupled with tax incentives speaks to how wind turbines may likely reshape the energy landscape going forward.
Smart Adhesives for Wind Turbines
With wind energy consumption continuing to grow, it’s important that wind turbines are manufactured with adhesives that also can meet demand needs. In particular, wind turbine adhesives must be:
- High performing
Bostik formulates smart wind turbine adhesives that also improve operational efficiencies and overall end-use product performance. For more information on these solutions and how they aid in wind turbine manufacturing, visit www.bostik.com.