Feeding high-quality power into the grid
In the Chinese province of Gansu, the wind is strong and constant. It is the ideal location for a wind farm filled with superlatives. And the WinDrive is contributing to the wind farm's success. Extreme temperature swings between day and night, between summer and winter, and even an occasional sandstorm – all of this presents challenges for technology. For the WinDrive, these challenges are child's play. The synchronous generator is coupled directly to the grid and produces grid-friendly electricity from the wind.
Harvesting the wind high in the Andes
The world's highest located wind turbine is located in Argentina, at an altitude of 4,200 m above sea level. It produces power in an isolated grid for a gold mine. Because there are no sensitive power conversion electronics, no issues with operation of an isolated grid, and no additional components for producing electricity in low-density air, the operator was won over by the WinDrive Technology.
Defying stifling heat and teeth-chattering cold
Hilltop, in the American Midwest has what is termed, a continental climate. This means very hot summers and extremely cold winters. For wind turbines, these conditions are very stressful. However, with WinDrive Technology, the wind turbine functions flawlessly. At the end of the year, the amount of electricity generated easily met the expectations.
Supporting weak grids
In Sweetwater, USA, lengthy transmission lines to the grid posed challenges for competing wind technolgies. However, thanks to the WinDrive's ability to employ a directly coupled synchronous generator, sufficient reactive power could be regulated flexibly – what other technology could achieve this in such a simple manner?
Generating electricity from the wind in offshore conditions
Risk of corrosion from salty air, extreme loads from North Atlantic storms, freezing rain or heavy snowfall in the winter – this is what to expect on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Here, too, WinDrive provides a convincing performance in the wind turbines. They run reliably.