According to Mashable, the new type of blades is 3D printed with thermoplastics rather than thermoset resin, which allows the materials to be heated in order to retrieve their polymer for reusing purposes.

Engineers were able to build a 13-meter prototype and they think that, in the future, this could reduce the cost and weight of turbine blades, even when manufacturing parts that are as long as 100 meters.

This should hopefully encourage the adoption of wind power on a wider scale, as it is a feasible green energy resource for many countries.

One of those countries is Denmark, who plans to build wind turbine islands in order to provide energy for the national grid system and even for neighboring European countries.

At the same time, Brazil could also make use of cheaper wind turbines, as the country plans to invest in a fairly big offshore project which could potentially help the South American country to become one of the main wind energy suppliers around the world.