Todd Griffith holds aloft a cross-section of a 200-metre blade model Photo: Sandia National Laboratories

Blade technology takes a giant leap into the future

Even for an industry fast growing accustomed to the skyward scale-up of its technology, this is jaw-dropping: a rotor blade more than double the size of any yet built — 200 metres from root to tip — designed to be flown by a gigantic 50MW offshore wind turbine.

5 May 2016 7:39 GMT Updated  29 October 2016 8:49 GMT
By Darius Snieckus