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Danish subsupplier fights sneaky devil in wind turbines

After 20 years in the business, Cotes is still struggling to get the message across that moisture causes many malfunctions in wind turbines. An extensive German analysis and a series of large upcoming projects make the company's CEO optimistic about big growth, however.

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From a lay perspective, it seems so obvious that even a journalist can follow the idea:

Electronics don't fare well in moist conditions, and there are a lot of electronic components in wind turbines. Moisture can appear within the machines for their lack of hermetic sealing, and units are not exactly moved indoors when it rains. If moisture is not removed, electronic parts are exposed to failure risk.

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