GEC's Massive new Wind Turbine
With MRI type
GEC are developing a huge new turbine which it says can generate a nominal 15 MegaWatts of power. That is about five times as much as the largest current designs.
The technology will include a completely new approach to the generator. The basic design will use a gear less annular approach similar to the Enercon.
But unlike Enercon's design, the GEC generator will employ cryogenic cooled MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology as used in hospital scanners.
It would seem that this represents the next generation of horizontal axis wind turbine offering a greater level of efficiency and increased power to size ratio.