T-31: Space Tech Powers Wind Turbines

NASA has helped advance wind turbines in more ways than one, including what they’re made of, how they look and where they can operate.

Other ways NASA has worked to advanced wind turbines:

  • The space agency worked with industry to test a strong, lightweight composite material that allows wind turbines to be larger and more efficient.
  • Software NASA coded to optimize the designs of spaceships was used to design blades for wind turbines.
  • An energy solution NASA engineers considered for Mars led to a partnership, resulting in turbines capable of operating in harsh, remote environments like the South Pole.

NASA logo with the blue circle replaced with EarthSpace technology spinoffs continue to support the demand for clean energy such as wind power here on Earth.