The LARGE-size of the XANT M, the XANT L (what’s in a name), is gradually taking shape. One of the key performance indicators: the amount of electricity produced at a certain wind speed has been pinned down. Benchmarking shows the Annual Energy Yield of the XANT L-33 (IEC class IA) to be on par with a much more complex and expensive design and to beat the other competing products. The class IIIA version of the XANT L will add another 15-20% to the AEY at lower-windspeed sites.
Three times the size, same unique features
True to our DNA and the JEEP design principle, the XANT will also consist of Just Enough Essential Parts: a direct-drive generator, stall-controlled and down-wind rotor for maximum simplicity. The unique swept-back planform will marry looks with performance also for the XANT M’s big brother.
Environmental impact is of importance in community-wind projects and micro-grid applications. Turbines should blend into the landscape and be as unobtrusive as possible. XANT designs for max tip speeds that are almost 20% lower than competing product hereby ensuring a lower noise production.
The XANT L will also benefit from containerized transport, concrete-less foundations and crane-less erection to keep installation and balance-of-plant costs at the minimum.
New generation generator
The generator will be one of the lightest direct-drive generators in its class. Losses are kept low to facilitate passive cooling without added complexity or cost. A fully-integrated structural design will enable tilt-up towers with winching equipment that will be of similar size as the XANT M. Outer diameter of the generator is limited to keep a compact nacelle and fit into a standard shipping container.
XANT is a manufacturer of midsize (50…500kW) turbines for the microgrid and off-grid markets. XANT turbines are designed with microgrid applications in mind and a with a special focus on remote areas and harsh operating conditions. They have Just Enough Essential Parts (JEEP!), fit in 40ft containers and can be erected without a crane. For deployment in typhoon-prone areas the turbines can be lowered to the ground, also facilitating the maintenance. XANT turbines have the capability of active power curtailment and can be equipped with integrated energy storage to allow for a high penetration rates.
The extreme simplicity, easy maintenance, silent operation and low cost of ownership make XANT turbines ideally suited for wind power on remote locations and close to the consumer.
The XANT product portfolio consist of the XANT M (100kW) and the XANT L (330kW) – commercially available in 2019- platforms. Both turbine types exist in class Ia (average wind speeds up to 10m/s) and class IIIa (7.5m/s) executions; for extremely cold areas ETR (Extended Temperature Range) versions are available.