Australian researchers claim to develop ‘super wind turbines’




Australian researchers develop wind turbines according to their claims only a third of the current models and also cost a thousand times more efficient. The first buildings could be placed on the Australian coast within five years.

In the design of the Australian researchers gearbox disappears, as is described. That portion of the wind turbine according to the researchers is the most complicated, because the piece of different elements of the wind turbine with each other. The gearbox increases the number of rotations per minute of a current wind turbine from 30 to 60 at 1000 to 1800 rotations per minute. That speed is required in order to generate electricity.

The loss of the gearbox, according to the researchers, the size and weight of the wind turbine approximately 40 percent lower. Instead, they make electromagnets. A coil of the superconducting Magnesium diboride ensures that less electricity is lost, because there is no electrical resistance. Producing the coil wire Magnesium diboride would continue only $ 1 per meter costs converted about 80 euro cents.

The team expects that 3 to 5 million dollars, converted 2.4 to about 4 million, costs to produce its new wind turbine. The production of current models was around at $ 15 million, or approximately 12 million euros. The researchers expect that their structure within five years for the Australian coast can stand.


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