Developed at Iowa State University, the Hexcrete tower could eliminate transportation constraints, modularize construction, and further facilitate the construction of tall towers. The tower has several benefits, including: improving the construction of wind towers; provide a wind turbine tower with the potential for reduced construction, transportation, and site development costs; increase the lifespan of current wind turbines from 20-25 years to an eventual 40-50 years; and much more.
The design is expected to be about 328 feet tall and will have columns that are made up of concrete. The new design relies heavily on the strength of concrete and prestressed steel to provide lasting support.
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