Similar to large wind turbines, the rotor blades of all Superwind generators are automatically adjusted above the nominal wind speed and the aerodynamic loads are limited directly at the rotor. High forces on the structure are avoided, significantly increasing safety and reliability. At the same time, a Superwind continues to generate full power well above the nominal wind speed: situations in which other wind turbines have to be shut down.
The adjustment mechanism is maintenance-free, fully protected and integrated into the hub. The purely mechanical operation works reliably even in the event of external malfunction and keeps the wind turbine in a safe operating state, independent of electronic components.
Rotor blades optimised in the wind tunnel that are barely noticeable during operation due to the structure of the rotor blade surface (keyword: sharkskin).
Damped wind tracking
The wind vane tracking system is designed to reliably turn the wind turbine into the wind when there is sufficient wind to generate electricity. The Superwind generators are equipped with a damping system to ensure that they always track into the wind, even in turbulent locations. The damping of the wind vane also prevents unwanted oscillations caused by waves on buoys or ships.
The Superwind 350-II's noise decoupling is built directly into the mast mount, so there is no metallic contact between the mast mount and the tower. This means that the generator hum cannot be transmitted through the mast and no additional damping elements are required in the mast or at the base of the mast. This results in a significant reduction in noise levels, making the Superwind 350-II virtually undetectable below deck, even on aluminium and steel hulls.
The rotor blades of all Superwind turbines are fully synchronised via star hubs. This makes them more resistant to start-up wind and turbulence than previous technologies.
Star Hub is the rotor hub design of our current wind generators. The patented rotor blade adjustment works fully automatically at high wind speeds, regulates the output above the nominal wind speed and limits the load on the generator. The new star synchronisation of the rotor blades makes all Superwind turbines more resistant to strong winds and turbulence compared to older technologies.
Because we develop our systems in-house, all components are perfectly matched. The electric generator, for example, is precisely matched to the aerodynamics of the rotor and delivers charging current even at low wind speeds. Designed as a brushless synchronous machine and powered by neodymium magnets, the generator has outstanding efficiency across the entire power range.
While conventional generators have to shut down when the wind is too strong, the rotor blade adjustment and the generous dimensions of the generator ensure that Superwind generators can deliver full power at all times, even at very high wind speeds.
Superwind 350-ll in action - reliable energy at sea
Discover the versatility and robustness of the Superwind 350-II through this selected collection of photos and videos. Designed specifically for sailboats and marine adventures, this wind generator provides consistent and reliable power in the most diverse environments.
From the gentle breezes of tropical waters to the challenges of stormy oceans, the Superwind 350-II demonstrates its strength, reliability and efficiency. The pictures and films give a vivid impression of how the Superwind 350-II is helping sailors all over the world to generate power independently and safely, even in the most remote waters.
Videos from customers and partners
|Permanent magnet, 3-phase, with rectifier, Neodymium magnets
|Rated wind speed
|12 V, 24 V or 48 V, depending on the model
|3,5 m/s - 35 m/s (unbraked)
|Rotor blade pitch control
|Survival wind speed
|50 m/s (braked)
|Rotor blade pitch control
|Generator short circuit
|Rotor blade material
|Rotor thrust, operating
|500 – 1300 rpm
|Rotor thrust, extreme gust