WindPower Innovations Adds Permanent Magnet Generator Wind Turbine Solutions

WindPower Innovations Inc. has announced permanent magnet direct-drive wind turbine solutions as a key component in the company's line.

‘It's a smart technology that can sense variable load demands and automatically adjust power output,’ says Ian Griffiths, chief technical officer of WindPower Innovations. ‘By eliminating gearbox maintenance and, most importantly, failure, all of our nearly 100 permanent magnet solutions provide increased up-time with 75% less upkeep and repair.’

The permanent magnet generator and corresponding grid-tie inverter is able to produce a constant 60 Hz AC power over a wider band of operation (from 20% to 125% of rated power) than traditional generators, according to WindPower Innovations. In addition, the company's permanent magnet generators are certified for low noise.

SOURCE: WindPower Innovations Inc.

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