22 Apr '11, 8pm

World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine to be Constructed in North Sea

“We actually kept all options open from the start, running two separate parallel R&D development tracks: one focusing on direct drive and one on a geared solution,” says Finn Strøm Madsen, President of Vestas Technology R&D, “It soon became clear that if we wanted to meet the customers’ expectations about lowest possible cost of energy and high business case certainty we needed a perfect combination of innovation and proven technology and so the choice could only be to go for a medium-speed drive-train solution.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/22/world%e2%80%99s-large...

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