The Switch has successfully tested its PM shaft generator in a rigorous bench test in Vaasa. The PMM 1000 direct-drive marine shaft generator certified by Lloyds marks the first of its kind to take advantage of PM technology, allowing ships to gain greater efficiency over the entire speed range.
Two main issues are dominating the discussions in Asia: China’s feed-in tariff reduction from June 2015 onwards and operational cost reduction and pollution control in marine. Given this scenario, NDRC is trying with all means to push IPPs and wind turbine OEMs to look for fresh opportunities overseas. But how is it possible to make this happen?
When looking at the future of drive trains for wind turbines, it’s clear to see that the winner is the medium-speed drive train. This is because the medium-speed drive combines the advantages of solid reliability with lower losses and higher efficiency.
During WindEnergy expo in Hamburg, The Switch organized a drive train technology debate on PMG vs DFIG together with Recharge. The Debate was lined up with top wind power business and thought leaders, discussing the benefits and concerns about the FPC and the ways it can save the cost of energy.
Based on The Switch’s know-how and experience of delivering converters that fulfill the strictest grid codes, Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) selected the company to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its innovative self-floating power plant.