in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

Boulder Wind Power (BWP), a Colorado-based developer of permanent-magnet generators and full power converter technology for utility-scale wind turbines, has expanded its product portfolio for onshore and offshore applications.

Originally focused on developing and testing core technology for direct-drive turbines, BWP says it now offers solutions for geared turbines in addition to more direct-drive products.

Among the new offerings is BWP’s Ultra Low Speed generator category designed for onshore, low-wind speed sites where noise constraints limit aerodynamic rotor tip speed and, ultimately, the aerodynamic rotor diameter. BWP says this new category applies the benefits of its Low Speed generator but adds lower speed ratings and higher torque.

The expanded portfolio details the product variants within each generator line for Medium Speed (1.6 MW - 7.7 MW), Low Speed (1.0 MW - 7.5 MW) and Ultra Low Speed (1.0 MW - 5.3 MW). Recognizing the need for increased turbine ratings for offshore markets, BWP says it is also developing geared and direct-drive generators for 12 MW turbines, which will be released later this year.

The product portfolio also features BWP's power conversion systems, including the company’s 500 kW modular back-to-back power converter.

"Our technology portfolio enables an air core generator architecture that has significant advantages as generator torque ratings grow,” says Andy Cukurs, CEO of BWP. “Instead of limiting this to direct-drive applications, we're expanding the product configurations to meet the complex needs of many wind turbine manufacturers."



Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015