NREL Next Generation Drivetrain: Mechanical Design and Test Plan (Poster)

Jonathan Keller, Christopher Halse

Research output: NRELPoster


The Department of Energy and industry partners are sponsoring a $3m project for design and testing of a 'Next Generation' wind turbine drivetrain at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This poster focuses on innovative aspects of the gearbox design, completed as part of an end-to-end systems engineering approach incorporating innovations that increase drivetrain reliability,efficiency, torque density and minimize capital cost.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2014 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Windpower Conference and Exhibition, 5-8 May 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5000-61599


  • drivetrain
  • flex pin
  • journal bearing
  • medium speed
  • NREL


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