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3rd: They look like they have the same broad, round nacelles as the German ones in the first picture.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 05:08:53 AM EST
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btw, the Enercon's have that different shape as they have no gearbox, with the rotor directly feeding the larger low-speed generator, hence direct-drive.

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by Crazy Horse on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 at 05:13:42 AM EST
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What's the energy efficiency loss with a gearbox; why aren't all turbines direct drive?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jul 5th, 2010 at 04:53:29 PM EST
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