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Old 09-07-2018, 01:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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As far as I know there have not been any turbines rebuilt completely with next generation parts.
If a wind turbine has blades damaged they get replaced with reproduction parts or slightly improved design blades.
As far as required building a warn out wind farm with new stuff from the nacell pad up, I just have not heard of it being done. But there doesn't appear to be any reason that it can't be done.
For now it's cheaper to keep rebuild them out of like parts or suitable sub parts.
Once you get your land and grid tie in right of ways that can be up to half the cost of the wind farm.
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