Flexing the Limits of Land-Based Wind Turbine Rotor Growth

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    The Big Adaptive Rotor (BAR) project aims to design and enable the next generation of land-based wind turbines with 206-meter (m) rotors, which will increase capacity factors by 10% or more over a typical land-based turbine. High-energy-capture turbines have many advantages, but the length and width of larger turbine blades to enable these machines creates transportation challenges that must be overcome to make true on the adage, bigger is better.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 2021

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-6A42-78455


    • high-energy capture
    • low-specific power
    • rotor
    • wind


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