21 Apr '14, 1pm

The Big Wind Energy Drive Train Technology Debate

The Big Wind Energy Drive Train Technology Debate

In the wind power industry, the debate on which generator and converter option makes for the best modern wind turbine drive trains is still raging. Numerous technology experts and industry commentators promote the use of the double-fed induction generator technology, whilst expressing doubts about the advantages of the permanent magnet generator (PMG) approach. The Switch wants to set the record straight and explain why PMG with a full-power converter (FPC) is by far the best technology, regardless of which key decision-making criteria you use. Aiming for the Lowest Levelized Cost of Energy The big challenge is to get the industry to fully understand the advantages of advanced drive trains that lead to better performance and lower LCOE. Permanent magnet technology represents permanent performance through high reliability, overall efficiency and high-quality electricity. Th...

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