As the wind energy industry matures, a key ingredient for its continued success will be its ability to compete with traditional energy sources. Design and construction optimizations in the wind turbine superstructure and/or its foundation can go a long way to help make and keep electricity from wind competitive. We have a proven track record in the industry for achieving optimal foundation designs that have become the industry standard. For example, the circular gravity base foundation with radial top and bottom mat reinforcement are our brainchild. Over the past decade, the industry has slowly shifted towards this optimal shape and reinforcement layout. The graphic below illustrates how foundation shape matters relative to volume of concrete (assumed base width or diameter of 20 meters)!