- Published: 08 October 2013 08 October 2013
Boulder Wind Power (BWP) has announced that the latest test results of its patented printed circuit board (PCB) stator technology prove a clear advantage in insulation strength and durability as compared with the insulation in traditional wind power generators.
In addition to better performance, the reduced weight and modular design of a PCB stator significantly lowers the expected operations and maintenance costs for a BWP generator while driving increased energy production. Since its founding in 2009, Boulder Wind Power has made significant improvements to advance PCB technology for use in demanding wind power applications. Leveraging new techniques in the manufacturing process has resulted in increased copper coil density in the PCB and increased system performance. In addition, BWP has invested over US$ 1 million to bring testing capabilities to its Louisville, Colorado headquarters where engineers are testing the PCB stators to measure performance under extreme electrical and mechanical loads - all with the goal of ensuring a 25-year lifetime for the PCB stators in the harshest operating conditions.