Verdant Power: Thermoplastic Blade Validation at Full Scale

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For the first time in history, thermoplastic composite blades, which have the potential to revolutionize the marine energy industry, are being validated on a large-scale tidal power turbine. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office and a collaboration with Verdant Power, NREL researchers constructed thermoplastic composite turbine blades and are validating their performance on one of Verdant Power's tidal turbines deployed in New York City's East River.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-81356


  • marine energy
  • verdant power
  • water power


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