UK Manufacturing Technology for Next Generation Turbines – Joule Challenge phase 1 report

The Joule Challenge project brings together UK government, industry and academia to stimulate a step-change in technology and manufacturing processes to make the turbines of the future today’s reality.

Phase 1 of the Joule Challenge, completed in 2020, proved the importance of composite materials in enabling the next generation of offshore wind turbines.

In November 2021 the NCC and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announced Phase 2 of the Joule Challenge, a £5m, 20-month programme funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP). It will set out a detailed roadmap for incorporating radically new composite-based components in the next-generation of offshore wind turbines.


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