This bit of technology is interesting if it is in fact deliverable. They are likely a long way from mass production whatever they may say, but it seems that they are able to demonstrate the necessary capability. Their next trick is to get properly funded for even short run production and a JV with at least one windmill manufacturer is surely necessary here.
This type of technology has a heartbreakingly long development and marketing cycle that almost outlives the proponents, but its apparent efficiency could spur early adoption in the alternative energy business.
Obviously the windmill business is on a tear and has overcome the naysayers. Folks are actually beginning to like the things as long as they are out in some field somewhere which is simple common sense anyway. By the way, that technology took twenty years and ample governmental support in Europe to meet its current stride.
This piece of technical innovation apparently allows windmills to be built and operated economically under much lower wind regimes and opens the door for effective tradeoffs between transmission losses and production.
So expect a windmill farm near you.
The same technology will be even more necessary if tidal power is to ever fly.
Axial Vector Energy Introduces Axial Flux Generator for Wind Energy Market
Tue Oct 7, 9:53 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axial Vector Energy Corporation ("AVEC") (Pink Sheets: AXVC) (Frankfurt:BAE1) With the completion of the AVEC generator and electric motor design for mass production, AVEC is proud to announce that our engineers have confirmed that its Axial Flux generator has significant advantages applicable to existing windmills used to generate power.
Axial Vector plans to introduce and demonstrate the advantages of its generator in windmills at the prestigious Friedland Equities Global Investment Forum that will be held later this month on Monday, October 27 at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The worldâ€™s top wind energy producers are being sent special invitations to attend the conference and learn all about its technological breakthroughs.
The main advantage of Axial flux generators (AFGs) over conventional radial flux generators is the high power density. This compact size makes them ideal for generators in windmills. AFGs require zero torque at startup, so a control module could have the windmill spin until a desired speed to energize the AFG. If the speed drops below the set point, the AFG is de-energized and the speed increases. In this way, a windmill could produce energy in very light wind. This simple advantage opens many doors for the windmill producers as it makes areas with low wind velocity, previously thought uneconomical, now capable of being used to produce energy.
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Axial Vector Energy Corporation (AVEC) is a global solutions provider that owns, develops and licenses revolutionary internal combustion engine and electric power generator technologies that have unlimited potential in military, industrial and commercial applications. AVEC and its partners are positioned to become unrivalled leaders in international engine and energy markets with technologies that produce more efficient, cost effective, environmentally sensitive and versatile solutions for use in a wide variety of important applications around the world.