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Online Homer J Simpson

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Wind Turbine Tour
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:21:45 pm »


 
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Re: Wind Turbine Tour
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 02:56:37 pm »
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, 03:47:42 am »
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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