The TAM Patented Turbine has a very unique design. The Turbine is unique in that the first thing you will notice is there is no center gear box rather than, in fact there is no gear box at all. A traditional wind turbine has 3 or more blades that are attached to a nestle and inside the nestle are gears that are used to drive a shaft and ultimately produce energy.
These gears have a mechanical resistance that must be overcome before the Turbine can begin to produce energy. Because of this most Turbines do not begin to turn and produce power until 7 or 8 miles per hour.
The TAM Turbine does not have a gear box, thus there is no mechanical resistance to overcome which allows the TAM Turbine to begin to turn at less than 1 mph, and begins producing power at two miles per hour. The traditional wind turbine gear box not only means that at least a 7-8 mile rather than an hour wind is needed but that at higher wind speeds the increased speed means more friction and could mean damage to the Turbine, in extreme cases these turbines even are destroyed.
This happens when the gears are overheated or the gear oil fails. The TAM Turbine has no gears…..there is nothing to ever burn out. Because of the fear of this failure and resulting damage most traditional Turbines have a braking system that stops them from turning at a wind speed somewhere between 28-32 miles per hour. The TAM Turbine has an electromagnetic shutdown that occurs on the Turbine at 40 mph.
The TAM Turbine begins producing power at much lower wind speeds than a traditional Turbine and keeps producing power when other Turbines have had to break to a stop. (show graph) This ability to produce power at low wind speeds and very high wind speeds means more power is produced.
As illustrated a traditional wind Turbine has three blades. The TAM Turbine has a multistage blade system. The aerodynamics of the TAM turbine are utilizing the same aerodynamic technology of the space and rocket industry. As this diagram illustrates:
The multistage blade system is able to take a much higher percentage of energy from the wind than that of a traditional Turbine. This patented multistage blade design allows the highest efficiency of the Turbine. This is not the only technology that the Turbine utilizes to achieve the amazing efficiency and power production. Traditional Turbines are center gear shaft driven. This means that the blades turn and the power is generated at the center of blades. (show diagram of btps) The TAM Turbine utilizes a patented ‘Blade Tip Power’ generation system. The TAM Turbine is producing the power at the tip of the blade where the speed and energy are up to 9-10 times greater than the center of the Turbine. The TAM turbine’s magnets and stators are at the blade tip of the Turbine and are protected by a shroud or casing. (show diagram and then video) Having the magnets, stators, and power production at the tip of the blades where the speed is much greater is yet another reason why the Turbine is so efficient.
Another attribute of the TAM Turbine that produces its high efficiency is that with the Blade Tip Power Production the magnets, and copper stators on the tip of the blade are producing a ‘flywheel’ effect. As you can see from these videos’ (insert video) even when the anemometer stops (there is no wind) the Turbine is still turning. This ‘flywheel’ effect not only works at low speeds to keep the Turbine moving but also at high speeds it increases the speed of the blades and keeps them turning faster even when the wind slows and speeds up the Turbine blades keep their energy and speed through this effect.
This ‘flywheel’ effect not only works at low speeds to keep the Turbine moving but also at high speeds it increases the speed of the blades and keeps them turning faster even when the wind slows and speeds up the Turbine blades keep their energy and speed through this effect.