The magic number in the wind industry must be 6 MW. Norwegian start-up, Blaaster Wind Technologies, is working with AS Delprodukt Verdal to construct a 3MW direct drive wind-turbine prototype for Norwegian weather. The Blaaster DL100, with a development and test budget of NOK 86 million, may be ready by 2012. The turbine will have a 100-m rotor at a 92-m hub height. The prototype will be followed by larger 6-MW turbines and possibly larger units, aimed at on and offshore markets. The company says it develops large direct-drive (integrated permanent magnet generator) wind turbines that will feature low weight and low maintenance costs.
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