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Title: Direct drive wind turbine

Abstract

A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Northern Power Systems, Inc., Waitsfield, VT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176128
Patent Number(s):
7,183,665
Application Number:
11/276,912
Assignee:
Northern Power Systems, Inc. (Waitsfield, VT) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-03GO13131
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006 Mar 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Bywaters, Garrett, Danforth, William, Bevington, Christopher, Jesse, Stowell, and Costin, Daniel. Direct drive wind turbine. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Bywaters, Garrett, Danforth, William, Bevington, Christopher, Jesse, Stowell, & Costin, Daniel. Direct drive wind turbine. United States.
Bywaters, Garrett, Danforth, William, Bevington, Christopher, Jesse, Stowell, and Costin, Daniel. Tue . "Direct drive wind turbine". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176128.
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