Facility to test 7.5 and 15-MW drivetrains

A $98 million facility capable of accelerated testing of turbine drivetrains of up to 15 MW will soon open its doors on what used to be a U.S. Navy shipyard in North Charleston, S.C. The first test bay, and the first to open will be capable of handling drivetrains up to 7.5 MW. Located on

Britannia breaks the 9 MW barrier

Getting 10-MW from a wind turbine will take a permanent-magnet generator with four independent sections, a gearbox lighter than those on smaller turbines, a 150-m diameter rotor, and more. A 10 MW offshore turbine is in the works that addresses the growing demand for reliable and efficient offshore wind energy. Over its lifetime, each Britannia

A second U.S. firm plans 10 MW turbine

The cover story of the May 2010 Windpower Engineering provides some details for the Clipper Britannia, a 10 MW turbine the Carpinteria, Calif. company expects to launch about 2012. On the heels of that announcement comes news from a Mass.-based company, American Superconductor, and their plans for a 10 MW turbine. The company joins at