- LCOE MWF in wind-rich areas drops below fossil
- An opportunity to outperform the Paris Climate C02 Targets
- The ring generator is divided in many separate modules, which can be switched on / off pending actual wind speed.
- Full energy production up to wind speeds of 16 m/s if economic, max capacity can be limited pending the wind area and grid requirements.
- Design life time 30 years
- Saving billions for governments
- Increasing profits for energy companies & potential lower prices for end users
- Globally protected by strong patents
- Applied technologies already proven outside the wind industry
- Less maintenance due to Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite construction
- Low noise (tip speed 59 m/s < 70 dB(A), industry standard 85 m/s, > 100 dB(A)
- 80 % Reduction in weight due to the ring generator and material (Carbon Reinforced Composite)
- Minimum use of rare-earth elements, (E.g. only 70kg of Neodymium is required in a 12 meter ring generator)
- Reduced wake effect - more wind turbines per sq. km.
The LCOE of the wind turbine is economically viable and is less dependent on government compensation by tax, subsidization or side investments. There are no constraints or boundaries to reach beyond the targets agreed upon in the Paris Climate Act. The light-weight carbon construction and shorter rotor blades boost weight reduction even further, resulting in much lower construction and transportation costs.
Using our fully automated Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Technology enables us to add strength were needed and to diminish weight were possible. Expensive moulds and equipement are no longer needed.
The direct drive generator units are scalable and generate an AC voltage at a high frequency. This increases the electric output immensely. This great innovation is the key ingredient that enables MWF to optimize the electrical output at any wind speed, paving the way for MWF to use far less material and reducing the weight of the generator by more than 95%.
The overall impact : Reducting of the LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) by 20% - 50%!.
The size of the rotor blades, the carbon material and the ring generator make the MegaWindForce wind turbine the lightest one the world has ever seen.
Since the wind turbine’s ring and blades are made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymere, they require far less maintenance when compared to traditional models with glass fiber and steel. Also, the aerodynamic design of both the nacelle and blades sharply decreases forces and stresses caused by sudden gusts of high-speed wind. Summarising, the entire structure is built to handle harsh conditions and will last all the way through. Blade damage is reduced to a minimum due to lower rotational speed (59 m/s).
The scalable direct drive generator allows us to generate electricity at all wind ranges without reaching generator limits. The generator consists of multiple low cost and switchable pole pairs. If one fails it is switched off. Thanks to spare capacity this is no problem: redundancy. As an example: a MWF90 delivers 5MW at 16 m/s, but has a total availabe generator capacity of 7MW.
Maintenance is predictable with our Condition Based Monitoring system and our double configuered sensing and controlling environment.
It approximates > 99% uptime (incl. scheduled maintenance).
The MegaWindForce turbine are light weight, shorter blades and the modular ring can be transported and shipped more easy. On site lifting equipement and corresponding facilities are severly less heavy duty.
The application of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymere, the ring-shaped generator of the wind turbine, shorter blades and the absence of a gearbox result in a guarenteed lifespan of 30 years. 10 years above todays standard of 20 years. Another major advantage of carbon material is, that it is not susceptible to outside corrosive influences, such as salt, rain or oxidation.