Moventas and The Switch have collaborated to develop a power train solution for wind turbines. FusionDrive integrates a Moventas gear with a permanent magnet generator from The Switch in a smaller and lighter package, the companies say.
‘The lower the nacelle weight, the more cost-competitive the turbine,’ says Jukka Jaamaa, president and CEO of Moventas.
The FusionDrive integrated solution, which features alignment between the gear stages and the generator as well as an integrated lubrication system, simplifies the nacelle structural design, according to the companies.
FusionDrive is designed on a scalable platform that extends from 3 MW to offshore class.