- Published: 22 May 2014 22 May 2014
Boulder Wind Power (BWP) has announced an expansion to their product line with the new DC Generation System.
The new power conversion approach leverages BWP's Distributed Converter and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) technology to distribute the power conversion process across the generator, and convert power from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) directly at the generator. This new system can be used with all of BWP's geared and direct drive generator designs, and results in turbine system efficiency increases of up to two per cent through the use of next-generation SiC MOSFET active rectifiers in the Distributed Converter and direct current (DC) transmission in the down tower cables. Alternatively, customers can trade efficiency gains for smaller down tower cables, lowering system costs.