Breaking Blades

Breaking Blades: Global Trends in Wind Turbine Downtime Events examines the problem of blade failure and breakage throughout the wind industry. Based on a combination of GCube’s extensive proprietary claims data and publicly available market information, this report looks to identify the root causes of common types of blade failure, and suggests proactive mitigation measures to counter this inherent risk to wind energy assets and investment.

This report includes:

  • Categorization of the most common causes of blade failure
  • Analysis of the factors influencing the cost of blade claims.
  • Suggestions of a range of inspection criteria that should help to mitigate the risk of blade failure and loss.

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