Combined Energies of Latham, NY, has announced they will collaborate with DTI to develop the power electronics associated with their new ducted turbine unit. Their greater than 95% patented conversion efficiency DC-DC converter topology, is a low cost, high efficiency, passively cooled platform that will significantly improve the economics and performance of the turbine installations.
Work is going well on the plug for the duct molds. Empire Fiberglass Products Inc. is in the final surface finishing stage and the gel coating is almost completed! Needless to say, we are excited about getting this unit in the air!
We are making progress on the new duct for the 3m rotor thanks to the great efforts of Tom and his team at Empire Fiberglass Products Inc.! Thanks folks! Looking good!
This is the core plug for the mold. Once the surfaces finished they will then create the mold from which the ducts will be made.
DTI is happy to announce a collaboration with Vistex Composites (http://www.vistexcomposites.com ) out of Schenectady, NY to develop and manufacture a composite rotor blade and hub system for us! Vistex is a manufacturing innovation company that has developed disruptive technology for the manufacture of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite products. Their patented Pressure Focusing Layer™ (PFL) process, reduces energy consumption and CapEx/OpEx by at least an order of magnitude.
Thanks to Empire Fiberglass Products Inc. for bringing up a prototype section of the new duct. Looking forward to seeing the full size unit and how we integrate it into the turbine itself!