Summary

This report complements the previous work published in December 2008 on the potential for remanufacturing wind turbines. The new report indicates that remanufacturing wind turbines can provide capital-cost reductions to consumers of 50%, and energy savings of 80%, compared to the production of new turbines. However, while successful remanufacturing operations have been evident in the UK, the industry is currently in decline, largely due to barriers created by recent Government policy.