Adverse weather such as strong and unsteady winds can lead larger conventional wind turbines to spin out of control. The damage can be catastrophic from the very first year of operation.
The industry demands smaller, more rugged and durable turbines intended for powerful wind conditions and high altitudes with little maintenance. Locations such as the Nordics need wind technology that can operate in the range of -10 °C to -30 °C across a wide variety of situations, from a hurricane to a calm, icy winter night.
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