LEITWIND direct drive turbines work without gearboxes. The advantages are electrifying: Reducing the number of rotating parts minimizes wear and tear, and increases efficiency as it reduces friction also in low wind speeds. Furthermore, the direct drive technology allows for a modular design concept which speeds up construction, lowers transportation and installation costs, and provides safe and easy access to the components for maintenance. The result is outstanding reliability and energy yield, leading to an optimal profitability.
Electrifying simplicity: the anatomy of LEITWIND turbines
Patented direct drive - the game-changer
Direct connection between hub and generator eliminates the gearbox, a weak point in traditional wind power turbines.
Fewer parts rotating at lower rpm´s
Reducing the number of rotating parts raises the reliability and lowers maintenance activities. Even more important in this respect: In LEITWIND wind turbines, all parts rotate quite slowly. Traditional generators take only a few months to go through the number of rotations which a LEITWIND generator will perform in a 20 year lifecycle!
Less friction for more efficiency
Fewer rotating parts mean less friction and more efficiency. This makes LEITWIND wind turbines suitable even in low-density wind power areas.
Designed to maximize efficiency
- reduces the number of rotating parts
- reduces mechanical and electrical losses
- reduces downtime and maintenance activities
- increases availability and productivity