ATB 500
Wind Turbine

Wind turbine maintenance is essential if you wish to ensure that your turbine gets the 20 to 25-year lifespan it is capable of achieving. To neglect your turbine is to neglect your investment and it could prove very costly further down the line.

Turbine Information

Overview

The ATB 500 is an upwind, three bladed wind turbine rated at 500KW.

Performance

The turbine is a variable speed 500KW generator operated & regulated by a variable pitch control. The power unit consists of a synchronous direct drive induction generator and permanent magnet.

Wind Class

IIA

Annual Energy Production

The annual energy production (AEP) is given for a generic site with a weibull distribution factor (K=2) and a power curve corresponding to the above mentioned conditions.

ATB 500 Technical Specification

Generator Rating

500kW

Rotor Speed

7 – 29 RPM

Rated wind speed

10 m/s

Cut-in wind speed

3.5 m/s

Rotor Diameter

54 m

Rotor Orientation

Upwind

No. of Blades

3

Swept Area

2.290 m2

Control System

PLC Controller

Gearbox

Yes, 2 stage planetary / 1 stage helical

Generator

Permanent Magnet Synchronous

Yaw Control

Active

Tower Height

50 – 73 m

Tower

Cylindrical/conical – flanged

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