Everyone’s getting ready for the 2012 AWEA show in Atlanta and Danotek is no different. In fact, the manufacturer of permanent magnet (PM) generators and full power converter systems will address two sessions during the show.
On Tuesday, June 5th, as part of the Wind Turbine Supply Chain Opportunities and Challenges session, Danotek’s Director of Manufacturing Bill Berghoff will present some of the key strategies in building a successful supply chain for a growth-stage company in the wind industry. It will provide the audience with an update to Bill’s well-received presentation at WINDPOWER 2011 that focused on working with suppliers to improve generator design, performance and reliability. This year’s presentation will analyze how Danotek successfully transitioned the supply chain from product concept and design to prototype build and test, and initial serial production. Bill will address many of the challenges that were overcome by both Danotek and our suppliers during the transition.
On Wednesday, June 6th, during the Drivetrain Technology Options session, Dr. Daniel Saban, Danotek’s CTO, will present the findings of an analysis into cost effective drivetrains for large wind turbines. Today’s wind turbine drivetrains exhibit a multitude of topologies: direct drive; geared systems; and various generator technologies. There is much debate on the use of direct drive systems especially for offshore installations, and the relative merits of PM generators versus doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs). Dr. Saban’s presentation will compare and contrast PM generator and DFIG solutions in terms of how they contribute to the wind turbine system’s performance, and will demonstrate how geared drivetrains outperform direct drive systems on a total cost of energy basis.
Danotek’s management and technical staff will also be available on stand #6301 (in Hall B) throughout the AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 event.
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