Siemens Gamesa to deliver 96.6 MW of onshore wind power in Norway

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply the Sørfjord Vindpark onshore wind-power plant in Northern Norway with 23 units of their Onshore Direct-Drive OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 MW and a 130-m diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on towers with 80-meter hub heights. A five-year

Lafert Motors have stainless steel parts, soft starts, and more for the wind industry

The nacelle cutaway shows several application areas for Lafert motors.

ABB increases support for China’s ambitious 2020 wind-power goal

ABB announced it is now supplying wind-generator converters made at its factory in Chaoyang, Beijing, thereby bringing wider power ranges and improved reliability at cost to support China’s ambitious development goal for wind power. This next-generation technology will help to deliver 210+ GW installed capacity. China currently leads the global wind energy market, with 23.3

Ingeteam launches fixed-to-variable speed wind-power conversion system

Ingeteam, the global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced the launch of its new solution dubbed INGECON WIND FIX2VAR SPEED, an autonomous power-conversion system that increases the Annual Energy Production (AEP), lifetime, and grid-performance of fixed-speed wind turbines. The system better enables turbines to transform to a variable speed to best match wind conditions. With

PSI Repair Services to highlight its diverse engineering services at WINDPOWER 2016

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, will highlight its wide range of engineering services at WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition. PSI’s engineering services include custom tests, product upgrades, remanufacturing services, and new product manufacturing services. The custom test program leverages the

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect against peak loads

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect wind-turbine gearboxes and generators against peak loads, reversing torques, and grid short events. They are ideal as an upgrade replacement for existing wind turbines and for OEM applications. The Zero-Max torque limiter is engineered to mount directly to the generator shaft to avoid resonance concerns allowing for ease of

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect against peak loads

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect wind-turbine gearboxes and generators against peak loads, reversing torques, and grid-short events. They are also an ideal upgrade replacement for existing turbines and for OEM applications. The Zero-Max torque limiter is engineered to mount directly to the generator shaft for easy installation and to avoid resonance concerns. Once installed,

Motor and drives for small wind turbines

Small wind turbines also need motors and drives.

The Switch launches a new utility-grade power converter

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class electrical drives for wind energy and industrial applications, has launched a new full-power converter (FPC) for utility-grade electricity production. The FPC+ concept builds on the company’s experience and an installed base of over 11 GW of power throughout the world. Designed for the highest level performance in electricity production,

How are motors and drives used in a wind-turbine nacelle?

A wind turbine needs yaw brakes to hold the rotor facing into the wind. If the turbine is not facing directly into the wind, it is not producing at full capacity. When wind direction changes, a turbine’s controls instruct its yaw motors to reposition the nacelle. “In theory, this could be handled by one large