Is wind power an old dog fresh out of tricks?

Wind power is now quite a mature industry, but that doesn't mean there's no innovation left. Indeed, with some tweaks to the manufacturing process, there's plenty of room for improvement.

A recent announcement from GE that it is investigating how to lighten and reduce the cost of wind turbine blades through use of flexible fabrics similar to a yacht’s sail, serves as an illustration that there’s still room for improvement and alternative approaches in turbine technology. 

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