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Monday, February 14, 2011

AeroDrive, Inc. completes design of 2MW Continuously Variable Transmission for Utility-scale Wind Turbines

AeroDrive, Inc. completes design of 2MW Continuously Variable Transmission for Utility-scale Wind Turbines

February 14, 2011 (investorideas.com renewable energy/green news) AeroDrive, Inc. has completed design work on a 2MW capacity continuously variable transmission (CVT) for utility-scale wind turbines, that utilizes our patented technology. This 2MW CVT is a full scale proof-of-technology test rig that is being prepared for a proposed qualification bench test effort at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Labs facility in Golden, Colorado.
Our reliable, high-efficiency CVT design allows the use of synchronous AC generators in utility-scale wind turbine drivetrains of 10MW or more. Our CVT, with its high frequency control response and wide range of drive ratios, extends wind turbine operating limits, provides effective rotor and drivetrain gust load alleviation, provides higher quality power to the grid, and significantly reduces the turbine's lifetime Cost Of Energy (COE).
AeroDrive's mechanical CVT also provides a more efficient and cost effective alternative to the expensive license fees required for using a less efficient DFIG-type variable speed design.
For more information contact AeroDrive, Inc.
information@aerodrive-inc.com

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