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  • Thursday, November 08, 2012

    INNOVATIVE WIND GENERATOR PROVES ITSELF

    Boulder Wind Power next-gen 3.0-MW generator clears testing

    Carl Levesque, October 26, 2012 (Wind Energy Weekly)

    “Boulder Wind Power’s new generator technology has passed proof-of-concept testing on its 3.0-MW design, said CEO Andris Cukurs.

    Boulder Wind Power (BWP) is developing a permanent magnet, direct-drive generator using a unique axial flux, air-core architecture that the company says increases efficiency and reliability. Cukurs, the former Suzlon Wind Power CEO who joined Boulder Wind Power to spearhead that company’s new-technology focus, said BWP’s technology can provide wind turbine manufacturers with design advantages that can help them compete in the global wind market.”

    [BWP CEO Andris Cukurs:] “Having proven the fundamental design approach for our generator and power converter and validated our design tools, we are now in the process of designing units to be incorporated in our clients’ multi-megawatt wind turbine designs for prototype testing…”

    “…The final test results have shown that the axial-flux air core design works as efficiently and reliably as predicted, [BWP]said…”

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