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Offline Homer J Simpson

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Wind Turbine Tour
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:21:45 am »


 
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Offline JVR

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Re: Wind Turbine Tour
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 01:56:37 am »
That was pretty cool. I've always wondered what is up in the housing.
 

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Re: Wind Turbine Tour
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 02:47:42 pm »
I like the newer wind turbine generators which use neodymium magnets.  No gear box, the generator is directly driven by the propeller right on the axle.  The trade-off is much more expensive generator, but, no drive transmission mechanical parts to break down over the years.

Notice the shape of the generator housing.  A direct shaft.  Though, this design is new and it's only beginning to gain adoption.
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