In 2004, the first Sandia Blade Workshop was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The average diameter of a rotor was 74 meters with just over 6 gigawatts of total installed wind capacity.
Approaching 2018, the average rotor diameter has grown to over 108 meters with 85 gigawatts installed. The technology concepts proposed in 2004 are yesterday’s baseline. Come join the conversation with the global leaders in rotor research at the 2018 Sandia Blade Workshop to propose solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. This year’s workshop will be facilitated in partnership with Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute.
Join participants from leading companies and research organizations around the world gathered to discuss the new technologies in materials, manufacturing, design and operations needed for the next generation of wind turbine rotor systems.
You will have the opportunity to tour the following facilities: