Windmills to Wind Turbines
Windmills first appeared in Persia in the 9th century AD; windmills usually were used to mill grain (gristmills), pump water (wind pumps). In the 14th century, windmills became popular in Europe; the total number of wind-powered mills is estimated to have been around 200,000 at the peak in 1850. By the late nineteenth century, wind power had evolved to wind turbines; a windmill-like structure specifically developed to generate electricity and represent the majority of modern windmills across the globe.
When the wind turns the blades, it also turns the rotor, converting kinetic energy into mechanical energy. The rotor drives the generator, which generates electricity. The electricity travels as a direct current (DC) travels through a transformer and enters a power grid.
Enclosures for Wind Power
With the increasing worldwide energy demand, wind power offers an advanced and highly sophisticated technology as well as one of the most economical renewable energy sources. The continued global estimates for clean wind energy continues to grow are solid proof of the industry’s significance. Fibox Enclosures serves leading wind turbine manufacturers and provides a selection of NEMA 4X boxes ranging from standard enclosures to customized cabinets. Fibox Enclosures also offers entirely custom-made enclosure designs to meet specific customer requirements. Fibox has a deep understanding of the customers’ wind power applications, an in-depth material and electrical-engineering know how, rapid prototyping processes as well as wide enclosure range for protecting electrical and electronic components and systems. A Fibox enclosure will guarantee that your equipment has the protection that it deserves. We are currently working with leading manufacturers such as Vestas, GE, Gamesa, Enercon, Suzlon, and Siemens as well as with leading component suppliers such as ABB and Moventas.
Enclosing the Wind
The sophisticated, electronic components of modern wind-turbine constructions require light-weight enclosures that provide excellent protection, suit various types , and offer easy access to the parts during maintenance. Fibox enclosures are suitable for all turbine sizes from 0.5 MW to 3 MW. They protect the equipment in all types of environments, from onshore installations to harsh marine environments.
Weather and weight are critical when selecting an enclosure for wind power applications. A light-weight, weather-resistant enclosure is ideal for wind energy applications, and Fibox products fit the bill with robust easy to handle polycarbonate, our UL listed NEMA 4X Wi-Fi friendly enclosures provide outstanding protection.
Contact your local Fibox representative to learn how Fibox can help your wind energy design.