Boulder Wind Power: Converters set precedent for performance and cost

By: Steve Wednesday January 23, 2013 0 comments Tags: Boulder Wind Power, Jim Smith, Louisville, power converters

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LOUISVILLE - Boulder Wind Power said the latest test results incorporating its proprietary power converter technology at full scale demonstrated "an unmatched level of power quality for wind power applications."

The company said its converter design "drastically reduces damaging voltage stress while improving the quality of the voltage and current waveforms at competitive industry costs."

"Performance improvements in the converter system have a direct impact on the generator design requirements, from the insulation system requirements, to the efficiency and cooling system requirements to the grade of magnetics," said Jim Smith, BWP's vice president of engineering.

"Our innovative power conversion brings a new level of value to the wind industry, as it increases performance to meet the requirements of our air core generator and reduces system cost."

Smith said the system is also modular and highly reconfigurable, enabling the same basic hardware and software to serve a variety of wind turbine power ratings.

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