Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wind Turbines Shed Their Gears

From Technology Review published by MIT...

"Seimans has begun selling a three-megawatt turbine using a so-called direct-drive system that replaces the conventional high-speed generator with a low-speed generator that eliminates the need for a gearbox. And last month, General Electric announced an investment of 340 million euros in manufacturing facilities to build its own four-megawatt direct-drive turbines for offshore wind farms."

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