Wind Energy Denmark 2016

Abrahamsen, A. B. (Organizer)

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.


Battle of teh wind generators Workshop at Wind Energy Denmark 2016, Odense 26-27 October (2016) Conference day: Day 1 - Wednesday Date: 26 October, 2016 Time: 14.00 - 15.15 CET Keywords: Superconductor wind turbine generators, direct drive generators, medium speed drive trains Description: What are the options for the future generators of the wind industry? Will copper and silicon steel do? Should we use more advanced materials like permanent magnets or even superconductors? In this session, the findings of the INNWIND.EU project on superconducting direct drive and pseudo magnetic direct drive will be presented together with state-of-the-art drivetrain technologies. A workshop debate will highlight the pros and cons with a resulting vote on the future drivetrain mix in 2030. Presentations: Asger B. Abrahamsen, Senior Research Scientist, DTU Wind Energy: New direct drive technologies of the INNWIND.EU project: Superconducting vs pseudo direct drive (PDF) Jesper Hansen, Coordinator of EcoSwing consortium, Envision Energy (Denmark): Superconducting direct drive development of the EcoSwing project (PDF) Hans-Joergen Thougaard, Magnet Specialist, Siemens Wind Power (Denmark): Characterization of hard magnetic materials in direct drive wind turbines (No presentation available) Anders Bach Andersen, Senior Product Manager, MHI Vestas Offshore: Selecting the optimum solution for drivetrains, seen from a wind turbine owner's perspective (PDF) Moderator: Asger Bech Abrahamsen, Senior Research Scientist, DTU Wind Energy

Battle of the wind generators
Workshop as part of Wind Energy Denmark 2016, Odense 26-27 October (2016)
Period26 Oct 2016
Event typeConference
LocationOdense, Denmark


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