Direct-drive turbines to propel offshore wind

With projected growth in offshore wind farms, turbine makers are adopting direct-drive generators, a technology which could help address concerns over cost and reliability of offshore wind.

Siemens Energy last week said that its first direct-drive turbine is now available for both onshore and offshore applications. The company has been testing a prototype since last year and the results have been good, according to the company.

[CNET News]