Zaragoza, Spain [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Energy technology firm ADES has announced its entry into the wind turbine manufacturing sector with an innovative pendular wind turbine with adjusted motor torque.
The design of the ADES wind turbine includes three passive mechanical systems: a swivelling single-blade rotor, a pendulum power train and a self-steering nacelle. The design compensates, accumulates and reinstates wind speed variations, preventing them from affecting the evenness of generator rotation and subsequently diminishing structural overload and power peaks caused by wind gusts.
The models have power output of 100 kW and 250 kW, anticipating the release of an ADES 1.3 MW turbine of similar design in 2012.
The company already has contracts for the wind turbines in South American country Colombia and the Baltic State of Letonia.