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New design does away with the need for a complex gearbox.
New direct-drive turbines promise to lower the cost of offshore wind energy.
Nordic Windpower’s two-bladed rotors depart from conventional wind-power design.
A design that draws on jet engine technology could halve the cost of generating electricity from wind.
A more efficient generator could convert more of the wind’s energy into electricity.
A system that detects gusts before they arrive reduces wear, boosts output.