Wind Energy Development works with Rhode Island communities and public entities to plan and construct wind turbines, delivering clean, reliable and inexpensive power. Our aim is to help Rhode Island transform and diversify its energy portfolio for years to come. We spend a lot of time researching various manufacturers looking for one that was widely deployed, well-constructed and backed by a solid warranty. After years researching the various technologies we found Vensys, a German manufacturer that offered a compatible direct dive turbine. Vensys offers cutting edge technology that will advance distributed generation opportunities for wind energy.
The replacement of a traditional gearbox with a direct drive permanent magnet results in a robust product with numerous benefits. Gearboxes are the most common point of failure in wind turbines and the source of most noise. The Vensys technology requires fewer components, reduces wear and produces more electricity. With more than 12,200 of their turbines installed worldwide the technology is a leader for large wind turbines. Examples of similar wind turbine technology can be seen at the Narragansett Bay Commission site in Providence and in North Kingstown at the CEO of WED’s house.