‘From tropical hardwood to synthetic composite blades’
Since 1990 Guido has been involved in the development of wind turbines, especially the rotor blades . Traditionally, large rotor blades were made of laminated tropical hardwood from the primeval forests of Cameroon. Not a good idea from an ecological point of view. We have succeeded in finding an alternative for this. Nowadays almost all rotor blades are made of synthetic composite material (wood is actually a natural composite material, because wood also consists of fibers and a binding material).