Looking to help make power generation more efficient, this new Hitachi offshore wind turbine draws more power from light wind situations. This would be particularly effective for times when wind levels are low and other wind turbine technologies would otherwise stand still.
Aside from operating well in low-wind, the new Hitachi wind turbines also feature a design that stops operation during high winds. This could be particularly useful in areas that experience severe weather to ensure that the equipment can withstand the occurrence rather than working overtime until failure.
The Hitachi offshore wind turbine will be tested in October of this year at the Fukashiba Wind Power Station in the Kashima port in Japan with an expected official release in early 2017.