The Car

  • Electrical drivetrain
  • FuturEnergy 1kW 48VAC generator
  • Fully rated back-to-back converter utilised to interface generator and motor.
  • Generator controller used for maximum power point tracking. Motor controller used to control DC link voltage
  • 2kW BLDC motor
  • Design ground speed ~50% wind speed
  • 1:3.5 gearing to axle
  • FuturEnergy 3 blade rotor system
  • Designed to be interchangeable with 5 blades
  • Variable speed, stall regulated.
  • 5 different pitch options
  • Generator torque control
  • Ducted for safety with aerodynamic benefits
  • Lightweight duct design

 

  • Repurposed wind turbine nacelle cover
  • Aerodynamic shape
  • Not load bearing
  • Easily removed for ease of access
  • Simple welded aluminium chassis
  • Structural box section for motor housing and mast support
  • Minimal structure and forward steering for simplicity and weight benefits