- Published: 19 November 2013 19 November 2013
Boulder Wind Power (BWP) has announced completion of a third-party review of its wind power technologies and cost of energy (COE) model.
The independent assessment analyzed the technological and commercial risks associated with BWP's direct drive generator, and resulted in an estimated 12-22 percent cost of energy advantage relative to four of the industry's most common drivetrains. In addition to providing guidance on the COE model, the review investigated BWP's systems and sub-systems, focusing on considerations from broader BWP technology development processes to individual component reliability. The review addressed the risks inherent in bringing new technology to the wind power market while showing that BWP's knowledge base and approach to magnetics, mechanical structures and printed circuit boards are sound and exemplary. BWP will make the technical review report and the report on cost of energy modeling available to select BWP partners.