Hitachi Bets on Rough Weather, Downwind Turbine for Market Share

  • Co. aiming for 100 billion yen of global turbine sales
  • Downwind turbines feature blades located at rear of tower

Hitachi Ltd. is betting on a type of wind turbine that shifts the location of the blades to the back in a bid to gain market share in mountainous regions or areas prone to typhoons where installation is more challenging.

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