Wind-Power Generator Technology Research Aims to Meet Global-Wind Power Ambitions

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Li et al. present a worldwide analysis of rare-earth elements used in wind turbine generators. It focuses on the most extreme deployment scenario using rare-earth-intensive generator technology to demonstrate demand quickly outpacing supply, thus suggesting an existential threat to rapid wind deployment. However, alternative generator technologies exist or are in development that significantly reduce or almost eliminate the need for rare-earth elements.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1861-1863
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2020

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© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-4A00-77727


  • generator
  • generator technology
  • permanent magnets
  • rare earth
  • wind turbine


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