W2E operates their own experimental wind turbine in Tarnow
Tarnow: The experimental WT is connected to the mains supply. First produced kilowatt hours were fed to the grid.
The wind turbine was manufactured by Fuhrländer AG and erected in Tarnow, close to the city of Güstrow.
“Due to our own wind turbine generator, we are able to test sufficiently new implemented technology under real conditions. Additionally we can monitor and analyse processes directly on-site and in real-time. Along with essential inventions in the control system, proven technology i.e. the Larus Compact© drive train concept are installed,” explains Dr. Torsten Schütt, Regional Manager for Electrical Engineering.
W2E optimises with the wind turbine a new yaw- and control system. The control system is based on components of the Bachmann-SPS-M1 system and developed by W2E.
In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania additional prototypes developed by W2E shall be erected. These prototypes are developed for wind energy turbines of 3 MW class. They operate with an extra large rotor diameter of 120 m and are equipped with the new compact drive train technology, called “Hybrid-Drive”, invented by Winergy. The erection of the turbine is already in the approval process.
The development is supported by the Chair for Technical Mechanics/Dynamics, University of Rostock, and the entire project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety - based on a resolution of the German Bundestag.
W2E Wind To Energy GmbH
W2E Wind to Energy GmbH (W2E) develops multi-megawatt class wind power plants. That is, W2E’s specialty is in conceptually designing and developing entire wind turbine systems. W2E select suitable rotor blades, optimize control strategies and specify the design of an appropriate pitch system, drive train, energy conversion system, tower and foundation. Additionally, W2E service includes fully certifying, operating and comprehensively testing the prototype of each new development.
The result of the highly specialized design is offered to international customers as licenses. W2E deliver this product as a comprehensive set of documents which enable the licencee to manufacture, install, commission and maintain the wind power plant. Documentation comprises all calculations, proofs, certificates, part lists, specifications, descriptions and drawings, including training documents. All of our documentation complies with an established quality-assurance system.
W2E Wind to Energy GmbH was founded in May in 2003. The number of employees increased from 7 to 30. A subsidiary was established in canada. W2E has customer relationsships to german, chinese, indian, korean and american companies. The product portfolio offers turbine plattforms for 1.3 MW, 2.0 MW, 2.5 MW and 3.0 MW.