What material are turbine blades made of?

Answer Turbine blades are made of different materials depending on what type of turbine it is. In a jet engine, they are made out of titanium. In a wind turbine, they are made from a composite of glass an... Read More »

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What are turbine rotor blades made of?

Turbine rotor blades can be made of wood, metals such as steel or aluminum, or fiberglass according to the KidWind Project, which brings together experts to create a hands-on learning experience fo... Read More »

How big are blades on a 3 mw wind turbine?

A typical 3 megawatt wind turbine has three rotor blades with a total diameter from between 295 feet to 334 feet--so the length of a single blade is approximately half that. The rotational speed of... Read More »

How big are wind turbine blades?

Wind turbine blades range from 1 foot to more than 237 feet (roughly 72.5 meters) in length as of 2010. As wind turbines continue to grow in size--increasing power generation capability--the length... Read More »

How large are wind turbine blades on a 1.5 MW machine?

A typical 1.5 megawatt wind turbine would have rotor blades measuring between 110 feet and 124 feet in length. Each blade weighs about 11,500 pounds. The total rotor diameter of 1.5 MW wind turbine... Read More »