Windergy’s 3.3 MW HybridDrive has won recognition from Windpower Monthly as the Best wind turbine drivetrain. The publication bestowed the award because the company introduced journal bearing technology and lets customers choose between a permanent magnet or conventional electrically excited generator. “There is a growing interest in gearboxes incorporating journal bearings as operators look for improved reliability and longer operating life. Journal bearings combine compactness with high resistance to impact loads and a long service life,” says the magazine.
The HybridDrive combines a two-stage-planetary gearbox and a generator into an integrated drive train. This results in a compact design and highest efficiency in power generation. Journal bearings further increase profitability. “We are pleased about this award. It further acknowledges our intensive research and development with which we continuously create innovative concepts for the future of wind energy”, said Winergy CEO Stefan Tenbrock.
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