Application Solutions

Gearless Wind Turbine

Posted by Dulcie on March 20, 2013
NV-Power Modular AC-DC Power Supply

The beauty about gearless wind turbines is their low system weight, which is achieved by replacing the traditional gearbox with a low-speed, permanent magnet generator. A growing number of wind turbine manufacturers are producing this type of turbine, for higher power ratings and offshore applications, because they offer potentially higher reliability (due to fewer parts) and reduced maintenance costs. One such manufacturer chose the NV175 AC-DC power supply from TDK-Lambda, which was modified to a particular set of specifications, for the demanding application.