Transportable Wind Power Generator
Today’s commercial utility scale wind generators incorporate a multi-stage planetary gear box. This gearbox is a major capital cost element and the predominant failure mode. ADI Wind of Sheffield Village Ohio has recognized this weakness of the common commercial wind generator gear boxes as a market entry point for their novel planocentric gear box. ast2 and ADI Wind have teamed together to design and demonstrate the planocentric gear box for application in a 80 KW transportable wind generator package. We are planning to design, assemble and test a nominal 80 KW planocentric gear box generator package.
Our plans include developing the wind generator package on the order of 80KW that can be mounted on a transportable telescoping, one hundred foot tall boom commonly used in mobile cranes. This 80 KW transportable, self erecting design has significant commercial application for military, emergency response, and remote micro-grid applications.