03 Dec '11, 11pm

Size Does Matter — More Massive Offshore Wind Turbines for Europe

Size Does Matter — More Massive Offshore Wind Turbines for Europe

Ocean breezes are another matter; wind offshore is often strong and steady, which on the surface seems like a pretty good bet. The problems come while installing and maintaining large pieces of machinery in the hostile environment offshore. Siemens’ solution is use of a direct drive generator in order to reduce the number of parts (fewer things to break!) and lighter materials (easier to install).

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/03/size-does-matter-more...

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