WIND TURBINE GENERATORS
The FuturEnergy range of low-voltage, high-efficiency, direct-drive, 3-phase multi-pole permanent magnet generators are ideally suited to wind energy applications and now supplied as standard in the AirForce1 and AirForce10 turbines. The operating speed range is specifically tailored to wind turbine operations and is perfect for battery charging, local mains network or grid-tied applications.
The combination of low-speed and high-torque performance suits the generators to a wide variety of other energy applications, for example hydro or tidal, with a bespoke design service available. A stationary body design with tapped mounting holes on both end faces provides easy mounting in any user installation.
FuturEnergy generators are 3-phase multi-pole designs that deliver high efficiencies; low-voltage generators operate at 80% to 90%, with high-voltage units achieving 93% to 95%. Units are tested in-house using torque transducers to compare shaft power with output electrical power.
The 1kW (nominal) high-voltage generator is perfect for grid export applications such as hydro or wind or other similar applications. The generator will produce 2000W at 1000RPM and more at higher speeds. A major additional benefit of the high efficiency performance is lower working temperatures and increased generator longevity.
The generators can also be used as highly efficient 3-phase synchronous motors when matched with an appropriate inverter motor drive. The high number of poles, (12 in the 1kW), enables operation in a much lower speed range than 2 or 4 pole generators or motors and ideally suits them to renewable energy projects where direct drive without a reduction gearbox is a significant benefit.
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FuturEnergy employs the latest development software integrated with a unique design in the manufacture of highly efficient bespoke generators to client’s specific project requirements.
Please contact the FuturEnergy team to discuss your requirements.