There's one at Glyndebourne that's direct drive - losses are less than
through a gearbox, of course. No idea what the drawbacks are, but possibly
Video of the construction about half-way down the page; for the impatient
ones, skip to 2 min. It shows the housing, with men inside it, before the
front is fitted.
<https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=enercon+e-126+ep-3 > What is the difference?
They look ugly compared to ones with a longer nacelle.
From my google image search for "wind turbine", 13/300 involved smoke
and flames ...
It presumably is the inverse of the direct drive motors that are flat. We
had some when I worked for Racal, they were going to be used on some
automated battle ready spy device to be parachuted in behind lines or
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