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These examples indicate OEMs are able and willing to advance and deploy segmented blades when they see a competitive opportunity. •

U.S. DOE could provide support to technology developers and OEMs who are attempting new blade joint technology through partnerships for loads analysis, testing and verification. These efforts can help reduce real or perceived risks related to segmented blades.

Given that industry participants appear active and interested in developing their own segmented blade solutions, there may be stronger opportunities for U.S DOE to make unique R&D contributions in other areas.

DNV GL – Document No.: 10080081-HOU-R-01, Issue: C, Status: FINAL www.dnvgl.com

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