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Richardson Electronics  

LaFox,  IL 
United States
  • Booth: 1518

Energy storage/power delivery for Wind Turbine Pitch systems

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes, and related consumables; power conversion and RF and microwave components; flat panel detector solutions and replacement parts for diagnostic imaging equipment; and customized display solutions.

Brands: ULTRA3000® Pitch Energy Module (PEM) - ultracapacitor-based plug and play replacement for batteries in GE wind turbine pitch systems and compatible with all General Electric 20 & 30 Nm pitch systems


  • ULTRA3000*
    The Richardson Electronics ULTRA3000® Pitch Energy Module (PEM) is an ultracapacitor-based plug and play replacement for batteries within GE wind turbine pitch systems and is compatible with all General Electric (GE)* 20 & 30 Nm pitch systems....

  • Ultracapacitor-based energy storage solutions have significantly enhanced reliability in electric pitch control systems. Ultracapacitors, unlike batteries, have the ability to deliver quick bursts of power in a short time frame, an ideal function for emergency pitching in a wind turbine generator (WTG).

    The ULTRA3000® PEM is a direct one-for-one replacement for the GE Batteries and chargers and can be installed with no modifications to the battery box. Our PEM communicates directly with the GE controller and reports all necessary diagnostics.

    We have designed our PEM with owners and installers alike in mind, by eliminating the need for modifications of the wiring harness, installation of additional brackets, or the need to relocate existing components. This greatly reduces installation time, reducing labor costs, and decreasing downtime.

    With over 1 million charge-discharge cycles, our Ultracapacitor Pitch Energy Modules can provide 15 plus years of reliable operation without maintenance.

    • Estimated lifetime of 15+ years
    • Drop-in replacement for batteries on 20 and 30 Nm pitch systems
    • Wide operating temperature from -40 to 65°C
    • No hazardous chemicals
    • No modifications to existing battery box or harness
    • Improved turbine reliability
    • No loss of batteries or power supplies due to motor regeneration
    • Reduced O&M cost
  • ULTRAGEN3000
    Compact generator start module (GSM) capable of installation in any orientation, allowing for further options in module placement within any genset housing....

  • Features 
    • Up to 15 year life utilizing ultracapacitor technology 
    • Temperature modulation - low temperature boost/high temperature protection 
    • Maintenance free, eliminates lead-acid batteries for environmentally safer and exceptionally longer life ultracapacitors 
    • User friendly proprietary charging and cell management system designed by Battery Street Energy, Inc. 
    • Drop-in installation with kitted hardware 
    • Standardized power connections (SAE/JIS-Type A) for generator engine start applications
     • Additional connection for PV (solar panel) charging
     • Compatible with multiple generator manufacturers 
    • Stackable and capable of being connected in series and parallel for system compatability 
    • IP65 Rugged intrusion and moisture protection enclosure rating 
    • RTS “Ready-To-Start” alarm output