We were founded in 1968 and have been providing composite wind blades since 2001. Our knowledge and experience of composite materials and manufacturing originates with our predecessor company, Tillotson Pearson Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance sail and powerboats along with a wide range of composite structures used in other industrial applications.
We are a leading wind-blade manufacturer and the only independent wind blade manufacturer with a global footprint. We accounted for approximately 32% of all sold onshore wind blades on a MW-basis globally excluding China in 2020. We reached a record high this year with nearly $1.7 billion in net sales and more than 10,600 wind blades produced. We enable many of the industry’s leading wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who have historically relied on in-house production, to outsource the manufacturing of a portion of their wind blades, thus expanding their global wind blade capacity.
We are headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we have expanded our global footprint to include domestic facilities in Newton, Iowa; Warren, Rhode Island; and Santa Teresa, New Mexico and international facilities in Dafeng, China; Taicang Port, China; Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China; Kolding, Denmark; Chennai, India; Juarez, Mexico; Matamoros, Mexico; and Izmir, Turkey.
The wind blades that we manufacture support the decarbonization of energy production, provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and help mitigate climate change. The wind blades that we produced from 2016 to 2020 have the potential to reduce more than 1.2 billion metric tons of CO2 over their average 20-year life span1. This is equivalent to the use of more than 200 million homes’ electricity use for one year in the U.S.2
To be the preferred global structural composites supplier and partner to the leading OEMs in the wind and transportation markets. We innovate to expand the use of clean energy solutions while delivering exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders.
To accelerate global clean energy growth by manufacturing competitive and innovative composite solutions.
TPI’s Core Values
1 Formula = TPI Produced Estimated MWs x 1000 x Total Lifetime Hours x Estimated Turbine Capacity Factor (DOE/IRENA) x IEA emissions factor of 475 g CO2/kWh
2 United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2020). GHG Equivalencies Calculator