A generator manufacturer from Finland says you’re invited to see how it is lowering the cost of energy. At the Husum WindEnergy 2012 show, it will unveil its 3 MW FusionDrive at the company stand on:
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
- At 1:00 pm
- In Stand 2F06. Sandwiches and drinks will follow.
The drive, a combination of gearbox and permanent magnet generator, is in commercial production for Germany-based DeWind, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME). Representatives from DeWind are joining generator manufacturer The Switch to celebrate and answer questions.
The FusionDrive, scalable to any power class, is said to allow designing large turbines for greater power while lowering the cost of energy. The manufacturer says the unit provides the highest energy yield as well as the best serviceability in the market. All components are changeable up tower. This significantly reduces operation and maintenance costs in the construction phase as well as over the entire lifecycle of the machinery.
The drive is the innovation of Moventas, a wind-gear manufacturer, and The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class, permanent-magnet generators, and full power-converter packages. These work with a range of permanent magnet generator concepts. The line of converters is intended for the highest-level performance and are said to future-proof electricity quality to meet the ever-stricter-network requirement for harmonics, flicker, and fault-ride through.
The Switch says its converters allow early power-factor control so all current can be used for active or reactive power generation. This allows for a 100% reactive power feed, even in the absence of wind. What’s more, the converters are not as sensitive to changes in the network as traditional converters, so the recent designs provide the advantage of control flexibility for adapting to ever-changing operation conditions.
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